How do you enable a Flash player?


Quick Answer

Enabling Flash player for Firefox involves going to the Add-ons Manager and finding the Shockwave Flash add-on before either adding it for your desired programs or turning it on permanently. Choose Always Activate to turn on Flash player permanently.

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  1. Find the Add-ons Manager

    Open a browser window, and click on the Tools icon located on the title bar. A drop-down menu appears that has Add-ons as the second choice. Click on Add-ons to open the Add-ons Manager in a separate tab or window.

  2. Find Shockwave Flash player

    Click Plugins on the left panel, located under Appearance. Scroll down the list of add-ons for your browser until you find the Shockwave Flash player add-on. Click on the More link to find out which version of Shockwave Flash player you have. Update the add-on to the most recent version if necessary.

  3. Turn on Shockwave Flash player

    Click on the drop-down menu located at the far-right of the screen. Each plugin has the same drop-down menu. Choose Always Activate to automatically enable Flash player for any website that you visit that requires the player. Alternatively, you can click the More link for Flash player and find the same drop-down menu on that page. Close the tab when you are finished to apply the new settings.

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