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[Solved]Recent flash update, now i can't get persistent enabled flash

  • So, to get ready for the demise of flash, let's make things really inconvenient for the users in the meantime. Hmm. There are times when I'd like to reach out to the developers and cause them to suffer in some way. This is one of those times.

  • @unkemptrat Developers always face a choice: either gradually make an obsoleting feature less and less user-convenient to push websites (and users) off it while accepting chronic complaining or suddenly kill it and have the user universe in a surprised uproar that fills support forums with confusion and rancor. For a once-widely-used feature, there's really few, if any, good alternatives.

  • Ok, I accept the idea of the gradual lessening of support for flash. But I ask you this: On the 1st day of no support (Jan 1, 2021) what happens to the functionality of flash? It works today just fine. Why shouldn't it still work Jan 1st? The only "bad" thing that I can think of is Adobe removes it from their download site. Ok fine, I'll use the flash that I have in perpetuity until I no longer need it. (my last thought: opportunity for a 3rd party api?)

  • @unkemptrat Flash should no longer be supported starting on January 2021: https://www.chromium.org/flash-roadmap

  • @unkemptrat said in Recent flash update, now i can't get persistent enabled flash:

    ... But I ask you this: On the 1st day of no support (Jan 1, 2021) what happens to the functionality of flash? It works today just fine. Why shouldn't it still work Jan 1st? The only "bad" thing that I can think of is Adobe removes it from their download site. ...

    If one refers to Adobe's Flash Player EOL Information Page ( 'https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html' )...
    Section 4 states: "Adobe will be removing Flash Player download pages from its site and Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date."
    Section 7 states: "Users will be prompted by Adobe to uninstall Flash Player on their machines later this year and Flash-based content will be blocked from running in Adobe Flash Player after the EOL Date."

    A number of Flash users have speculated in forums that the phrase "will be blocked from running" may mean Adobe will place (or already has placed) some kind of kill switch code in their player updates and/or SDKs. Only when the EOL occurs will we know for sure, but it's rather apparent that Adobe intends to do whatever they can to block its use after 2020 - perhaps over corporate concerns over any kind of lingering potential malware liability if users persist in employing Flash after the support cutoff.

  • i am facing the same issue after i install windows 10.

  • @teyas26461 You and everyone else; you're not alone. So going forward, and in case if anyone has missed reading the previous messages, Opera has changed the default behavior of flash to "block." End of story. This thread should probably be locked now.

  • Needless to say, this is not an Opera induced problem...it's Adobe and the entire world wide web community issue.

    "HTML5 natively supports quality video playback, and much more. HTML5 has also been deployed among every updated web browser. To answer your question directly, HTML5 will or already has replaced Flash Player.

    Furthermore, all major platforms (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) have already fully migrated over to HTML5. Any website(s) that still use Flash after it has been fully discontinued will be behind the times and will lack compatibility among users as well as credibility."

  • So Opera has now decided to block the flash plugin without the user consent and even though there is an option to unblock, it does reset every time you close the browser.
    Is there a way around this? I don't care if flash is dead or dangerous, some websites I use daily still make use of it and this mandatory setting is being super inconvenient.
    I want to be able to choose my settings to suit my needs and not have it reset every time I close the browser. Contrary to what Opera thinks, it doesn't know what is better for me, only I know that.

  • @romystic See above.

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