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Google Chrome to Adobe Flash: Sayonara!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Alfa1, May 17, 2016.

  1. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Full story here:

    In short: Flash and the Flash Uploader is dead. They will stop working normally in Chrome this year. I have no doubt that Firefox will follow. Most likely this Chrome will completely kill off Flash some time later.
  2. jasetaro

    jasetaro Well-Known Member

    Good, Flash is well past its 'Sell By' date. FWIW, I set Flash to "Ask to Active" months ago in Firefox... I don't miss it!
  3. Joe.

    Joe. Active Member

    As long as I can view everything properly, I don't really care what they do. :p
  4. Freelancer

    Freelancer Well-Known Member

    Beside the annoying update prompts every other day it has real security issues. Uninstalled it from every browser some time ago, happy to hear it is dying out.
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, I know of a small number if sites that still rely on flash... I do run away as soon as I see them, but still.

    Maybe this'll make them be updated. Or die. Either way works, really.
  6. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    About time.

    Flash is a menace. Slow, buggy, more security issues than all old version of IE combined.

    Chrome is market leader by huge margin, disabling flash will force all websites to switch to modern code. Those that won't switch will simply die.
  7. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I'm not so sure... Chrome disabled support for Silverlight, but many a site still require it (Now TV being one).

  8. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    It isn't Google doing this though, it is Adobe themselves who began this last year: http://fortune.com/2015/12/01/adobe-animator-flash/

    I remember reading this in Hawaii last year... thinking similar as above, "good ridens flash."

    They admit flash is crap, and their suite product uses more HTML5 than flash already, and they're completely phasing it out for the preferred HTML5.
  9. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    By that logic Adobe killed flash years ago. Chrome uses its own sandboxed implementation that really isnt under adobes distribution control.
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  10. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

  11. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

  12. Fred.

    Fred. Well-Known Member

  13. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

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