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Adobe Flash Death, any plans for the future WGT?

Thu, Aug 15 2019 4:40 PM by TopShelf2010. 67 replies.
  • mrmp1 United States
    220 Posts
    Thu, Aug 8 2019 6:23 AM

    I use Windows 7 also, seen notice on chrome this morn, flash will end Dec 2020

  • Bowl64 Sweden
    2,605 Posts
    Thu, Aug 8 2019 9:46 AM

    Ok, thanks.

  • mkg335 United States
    5,304 Posts
    Thu, Aug 8 2019 10:01 AM

    Same message here, using Chrome on Macbook Pro.  Flash ends in December 2020.

  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,705 Posts
    Thu, Aug 8 2019 3:07 PM

    ScottHope:

    Because flash is a security risk Joe, and Microsoft don't like security risks.

    MIcrosoft is a security and privacy risk, Scott.  I don't like those!!

  • MZinnow Germany
    172 Posts
    Fri, Aug 9 2019 8:42 AM

    Guys,

    never mind that old MS vs. <any-other-OS> discussions; I'm running Win10 and am using Chrome as well as Firefox as a browser: since a couple'a days WGT doesn't run on Chrome anymore, but works fine on Firefox - so, @DoctorLarry: don't blame it on the OS, that is a discussion late gone already :-/

    This is something about flash support and how WGT will do/implement some other solution as to flash, nothing more ...

  • DoctorLarry United States
    2,705 Posts
    Fri, Aug 9 2019 5:06 PM

    MZinnow:
    ince a couple'a days WGT doesn't run on Chrome anymore, but works fine on Firefox - so, @DoctorLarry: don't blame it on the OS, that is a discussion late gone already :-/

    I have to run WIN 10, unfortunately, and I run WGT in Chrome.  No problems with WGT in Chrome yesterday or today.

    I was never blaming a WGT problem on WIN 10 - just expressing my years of experience (39) with M/S, in general.  

    And Flash will go unsupported, but it will not go away.  I will likely switch to Linux/similar anyway.

  • JDGHOST United States
    1,927 Posts
    Sat, Aug 10 2019 4:15 AM

    Ok I realize this has been discussed in detail ...BUT as I am not a "Tech" guy and have not seen a "clear" answer.. and at the risk of sounding a fool I will pose this simple question .....Will I be STILL able to  play WGT on Chrome as a PC "ONLY" player after December 2020 (as I have always played on Chrome exclusively I have tried other browsers but consistently   had meter issues)  Below is the message I get every time I log on to WGT now....

     

    Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome

    Today, Adobe announced its plans to stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020.

    For 20 years, Flash has helped shape the way that you play games, watch videos and run applications on the web. But over the last few years, Flash has become less common. Three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline.

    This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash. They’re also more secure, so you can be safer while shopping, banking, or reading sensitive documents. They also work on both mobile and desktop, so you can visit your favorite site anywhere.

    These open web technologies became the default experience for Chrome late last year when sites started needing to ask your permission to run Flash. Chrome will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years, first by asking for your permission to run Flash in more situations, and eventually disabling it by default. We will remove Flash completely from Chrome toward the end of 2020.

    If you regularly visit a site that uses Flash today, you may be wondering how this affects you. If the site migrates to open web standards, you shouldn’t notice much difference except that you'll no longer see prompts to run Flash on that site. If the site continues to use Flash, and you give the site permission to run Flash, it will work through the end of 2020.

    It’s taken a lot of close work with Adobe, other browsers, and major publishers to make sure the web is ready to be Flash-free. We’re supportive of Adobe’s announcement today, and we look forward to working with everyone to make the web even better.

  • mrmp1 United States
    220 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 4:34 PM

    HELP 

    My adobe flash player is blocked and it will not let me play can someone advise me how to unblock it. thank you 

    MEL

  • TopShelf2010 United States
    8,819 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 4:40 PM

    mrmp1:

    HELP 

    My adobe flash player is blocked and it will not let me play can someone advise me how to unblock it. thank you 

    MEL

    If you are using Chrome, click the following link...

    Enable Flash in Chrome

    Otherwise, you will need to post which browser you are using to receive advice.

     

     

    Don

  • mrmp1 United States
    220 Posts
    Mon, Aug 12 2019 4:54 PM

    Got it , thx DON 

    MEL

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