Microsoft Edge is a default web browser in Windows 10 and Adobe Flash Player is integrated in Microsoft Edge. Some of the users find it good to have Adobe Flash Player in web browser for viewing multimedia, executing rich Internet applications and streaming video & audio, but rest of the users like to disable it for a short or long time.
If you want to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge, you can do it by two methods. The first method is by accessing settings of Microsoft Edge and another method is by using .reg file. We will discuss both methods in this tutorial blog. You can use the way which is convenient for you.
Enable or Disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge
Method 1: By Accessing Microsoft Edge Settings
Launch Microsoft Edge app in your Windows 10 PC and click on three dot (…) menu appearing on the top right corner of the browser screen.
Click on Settings option displaying in the lower end of the list.
Now click on View Advanced Settings option.
Now you can see a toggle option “Use Adobe Flash Player”, click on it to disable the option. Whenever you want to enable it again, just follow the same procedure.
Finally, restart your Microsoft Edge to apply the changes.
Note: Adobe Flash Player is enabled by default.
Also read: How to Disable Windows 10 Update
Method 2: By Using .reg File
Type regedit in the Windows Search box and hit Enter key to launch Registry Editor.
Now follow the below given path on Registry Editor window
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\ microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Addons
Now double click on FlashPlayerEnabled DWORD and put the value (1 to enable and 0 to disable Adobe Flash Player).
In case, you find it difficult to use above given method of editing registry, to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge, you can download the .reg file and merge it directly.
Let’s discuss this shortcut method to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player using .reg file.
Download the zip file from download button give below. This zip contains reg files to enable and disable adobe flash player in Microsoft Edge browserDownload
Save the .reg file on a specified location of your Computer storage (for an ease of access, save it on the desktop).
Then double click on the downloaded file to merge it and click on Run, Yes, Yes, OK buttons on respective pop-up windows.
Re launch (restart) the Microsoft Edge to implement the changes.
Use the method with which you feel comfortable. If you face any problem then let us know via comments and we will assist you.
Note: We strongly recommend you not to make unnecessary changes in the Registry of your Windows 10 PC. This may corrupt the Windows of your system if you are unaware of the complexity of the Registry settings. Just follow the given instructions carefully to enable or disable Adobe Flash Player in Microsoft Edge.