Enable Flash and Popups (Windows 7 or less)

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These instructions cover how to enable Flash and pop-ups on Windows 7 or less.

If you have Windows 10, please refer to the guide "Enable Flash and Popups on Google Chrome."

Step 1:

Open Google Chrome.

On the upper right-hand corner of the browser page, click on the three vertical dots (Customize and control Google Chrome) button.

Green arrow pointing towards 3 vertical dots next to the website address bar.

Step 2:

A menu window will open. Select Settings.

Green arrow pointing to Settings.

Step 3:

A Settings window will open.

On the very bottom of the screen, select Advanced under the ‘On Startup’ section.

Green arrow pointing to Advanced option.

Step 4:

More settings will display.

Scroll down until you see the ‘Privacy and Security’ section.

Select Content settings.

Green arrow pointing to Content Settings.

Step 5:

The window will slide to the right to show Content settings.

Scroll down until you see a puzzle icon labeled as Flash. 

Click on Flash.

Green arrow pointing to Flash setting.

Step 6:

Click on the toggle switch on the right-hand side of the screen for Block sites from running Flash.

Green arrow pointing to an unfilled toggle switch.

Step 7:

Click on the toggle switch on the right-hand side of the screen for Ask first.

Green arrow pointing to a filled blue toggle switch. There is another green arrow pointing to an unfilled toggle switch.

Step 8:

Click on the Flash back button to go back to the Content settings page.

Green arrow pointing to the back button for the Flash setting.

Step 9:

Scroll down until you see a box icon labeled Popups.

Click on Popups.

Green arrow pointing to the Popups setting.

Step 10:

Under the Popups section, click the toggle switch on the right-hand side of the screen for Blocked (recommended).

Green arrow pointing to an unfilled toggle switch for the Blocked Popups setting.
Green arrow pointing to a blue filled toggle switch for the Allowed Popups setting.

You may need to manually enable pop-ups and Flash Player for every new page or pop-up windows.