Turn On Click to Play Plugins in Google Chrome

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we changed background images. This is a tutorial on how to turn on click-to-play plug-ins in Google Chrome. That means that we can play Flash applications on web sites only when we want to.

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Steps

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    Go to http://www.speedtest.net. A Flash web application will be loaded automatically.
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    If you want to run Flash applications only when you want, open a new tab at the top of your browser window.
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    Next, click the hot-dog "Settings" menu. It is at the top-right side of the window.
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    In the drop-down window that appears, click "Settings".
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    In the "Settings" window, scroll down to the "Privacy" heading.
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    Click "Content settings..."
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    In the pop-up window, scroll down to the "Plugins" section.
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    Click "Let me choose when to run plugin content".
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    When you've clicked that setting, click the "Done" button.
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    Now, reload the http://speedtest.net web page. You will see the Flash application is grayed out. It reads "Control-click to play Adobe Flash Player".
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    Press the "Ctrl" key on the keyboard and click the grayed out image. A menu will appear allowing you to click "Run This Plugin", "Hide This Plugin", or "Inspect Element".
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    For this tutorial, let's click "Run This Plugin". Once you've made this selection, the plugin will be loaded.
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to turn on click-to-play plugins in Google Chrome. If you're having trouble disabling plugins and choosing to play them on a case-by-case basis using the Google Chrome settings panel, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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Questions and Answers

How to enable click-to-play plug-ins in Google Chrome?

How to enable click-to-play plugins in Google Chrome

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    In both Google Chrome Canary and Google Chrome, you need to click the icon in the upper-right corner. This icon has three lines in Google Chrome or three dots in Google Chrome Canary.
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    Click "Settings".
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    In "Settings" under "Chrome", click "Show advanced settings...". This will reveal the "Privacy" section.
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    Click "Content settings..."
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    Scroll down to the "Plugins" section.
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    Click "Let me choose when to run plugin content" to click plug-ins before you can view them.
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