How to Enable Click to Play (FlashBlock) in Google Chrome

Most people don’t realize but their system gets infected due to many plugins which they use in their browser such as Flash, Java, etc. These kinds of plugins are highly insecure but fortunately Google Chrome has an inbuilt option to make your system infection proof.

Chrome has an inbuilt option known as “Click to Play”. The option to enable it is present in a hidden page. The best thing about this feature is that it works for all kinds of plugins i.e. flash, java and any other insecure plugin.

How to Enable Click to Play (FlashBlock) in Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome and type about:flags in the location bar. Hit the enter to view this page made for experimental features.
  • Look for “Click to Play” in the list, enable it and then restart Google Chrome from the button given at the bottom of the page.

  • Now click the wrench icon in Chrome and then go to Options >> Under the Hood.
  • Once you are in Under the Hood, click on the content settings button present in front of privacy.

  • Scroll down to plugins and then select “click to play” option to enable this feature. If you wish then you can override this setting for particular sites by clicking on Manage Exceptions button given for plugins.

  • Once you are through with the above mentioned steps, click the link for “Disable individual plugins”. This will take you to the plugins page (can also be accessed by typing about:plugins in location bar). Now here you can disable anything that you don’t use or don’t want to use, like Java or Flash.

  • After this you can open YouTube to check out the settings. Sites like YouTube normally load a plugin to test it out. As soon as the page is loaded, you will see that flash plugin is blocked but you can also enable it for particular pages by clicking on the icon in address bar showing a cross sign.

That’s it. This is how you can enable FlashBlock in Google Chrome. Now you can relax that nothing weird will ever come to your system. You just have to make sure that you don’t download anything weird from any kind of shady site.


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