Adobe Flash for many years have powered websites, bringing some impressive content, and design. I remember those days when blocking flash would almost make impossible to access part of the content because it was all built into flash.
Fast Forward today, nobody wants to use Flash. Over the years, and mostly because of security issue, most of the web browser have flash disabled by default, and only option is given to use “Click to Run”. The same is coming to Edge browser on Windows 10 with Creators update.
This was announced today my Microsoft on their official blog that users will need to manually click to run, if they are interested to watch the flash content i.e. Flash will be disabled by default.
Sites that support HTML5 will default to a clean HTML5 experience. In these cases, Flash will not even be loaded, improving performance, battery life, and security. For sites that still depend on Flash, users will have the opportunity to decide whether they want Flash to load and run, and this preference can be remembered for subsequent visits.
We are deeply aware that Flash is an integral part of many web experiences today. To ease the transition to HTML5, these changes initially will not affect the most popular sites which rely on Flash today. In the coming months, we will actively monitor Flash consumption in Microsoft Edge and will gradually shorten the list of automatic exceptions. At the end of this process, users will remain in control, and will be able to choose Flash for any site they visit.
The web is still migrating to HTML5 standard, and is going to take bit of time for everybody to migrate, and till then we will see Flash getting blocked almost everywhere. Browsers like Safari, Firefox, Chrome already block flash by default.
Creators update is still has 7 months or more to go, and if you want to try the flash thing, you will need to get involved with the Slow ring if not on the bleeding edge.