How to Enable the Flash Player

If you get a message like this:

Flash detection failed. Please install Flash 9 then reload this page.”

it usually means you don’t have Flash installed, but it might mean that you have Flash disabled. Here is how to enable it:

Summary

For internet explorer:

Tools >> Internet Options >> Programs (bab) >> Manage add-on options (button) >> Filters >> Add-ons that run without requiring permission (drop-down) >> Select Shockwave Object >> Click Enable button at bottom

For Mozilla Firefox:

Tools >> Options >> General (icon) >> Manage Add-ons (button) >> Plugins >> Shockwave Flash >> Enable (button)

More Detail

For internet explorer:

From the Tools drop-down menu choose Internet Options (bottom of the drop-down);┬áthen click on the Programs tab; then click on the Manage Add-Ons Button. Select “Run without permission” from the drop-down:

Drop down menu to differentiate add-ons

Drop down menu to differentiate add-ons

Then look for the “Shockwave Flash Object” (Flash) in the Adobe section. Click on it then click on the enable button:

Drop down menu to differentiate add-ons

Drop down menu to differentiate add-ons

For Mozilla Firefox:

From the Tools menu, click on “Options” (bottom). Then click on the General icon (it’s tabs with icon headers):

Firefox options panel

Firefox options panel

Click on the Manage Add-ons button, then click on the Plugins tab-icon. Scroll down in the list until you find Shockwave Flash. Select it, then click on “Enable.”

Enable Flash in Firefox

Enable Flash in Firefox

Updated: June 23rd, 2010 · Tags:

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