Google Chrome: Disable Flash Auto Play

I really don’t want to set my browsers to play automatically flash especially with YouTube website because it will consume some bandwidth from my Internet. Most of the websites currently have Flash running and sometimes it is really annoying especially when there are background music played by Flash.

With Google Chrome, we can make disable every Flash in each website by adding an extension to your browser. The browser’s extension name is FlashControl. This can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store.

One feature that I like about this extension is you can select what website you want to fully allow Flash to automatically play. It means you still have control over the settings of each website. For example, I want only YouTube to play Flash automatically. When I visit other websites with Flash, it will not automatically play but if I visit YouTube, each video that I will view will automatically play.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to install the FlashControl:

  1. You need to use Google Chrome for this tutorial. (For Mozilla Firefox users, I will be creating another article for Mozilla Firefox.)
  2. You can go directly to FlashControl page to install or download the extension. If the link does not work, you can copy and paste this into your URL box.
  3. Click Add to Chrome. When prompt for confirmation, just click on the Add button.
  4. After, you will see a page that the extension is completely installed.

At this point, you may now test by going to YouTube or any Flash websites to see if it works. Most likely, it will.

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  • RobertSF

    Thank you! This is exactly what I needed.

    • computertipsandtweaks

      You’re very much welcome Robert! Thanks for visiting my site.