In our previous article, we discussed about installing Adobe Flash Player for the new Vivaldi browser. One of our user, who is impressed with Vivaldi browser’s capabilities, asked us if it’s possible to disable Adobe Flash Player in Vivaldi when not required.
Well, if you’re wondering why disable Flash Player after installing the same, the answer is security. Although Adobe tries its best to release a patch whenever a vulnerability is discovered in Flash, the company takes up to a week to patch the vulnerabilities. Since critical flaws are discovered very often in Flash Player, many users prefer disabling Flash when not required.
Because the number of issues with Flash Player is increasing and because most websites now use the advanced HTML 5 technology, all popular web browsers offer an option to turn on or off the Flash Player when required.
If you prefer keeping Adobe Flash for Vivaldi browser disabled when not in use, you can do so with a few mouse clicks by enabling or disabling Flash Player plugin.
Enable or disable Flash Player in Vivaldi
Complete the given below directions to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Vivaldi browser.
Step 1: Open Vivaldi browser. Click the top left V icon, click Tools, and then click Plugins to view all installed plugins.
Step 2: Locate the entry named Adobe Flash Player and then click Enable or Disable option next to the same to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Vivaldi browser.
NOTE: If you have installed Adobe Flash for Vivaldi or any other web browser, please make sure that you’ve installed the latest version.
The change is immediate and will reflect in all active tabs. And if the change is not reflecting, please restart the browser once.
As you can see in the picture above, the page also lists the version of Adobe Flash Player plugin.