If you follow the news on Ghacks you know that Google Chrome is the first web browser that offers an internal Flash plugin to enable Flash support in the web browser. The internal Flash plugin is turned on by default so that all users of the web browser can access Flash based web contents even if Adobe Flash is not installed globally.
The Adobe Flash player controls are web based controls, and they can be used to manage various Flash based parameters and Flash cookies.
Update: You can open the controls directly as well now using this link: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
Note that you need to click on the "get Flash" button on the page, and then allow Chrome to run Flash content to display the panel. The information below is no longer required. It is kept for archiving purposes. End
Chrome users who only use the internal Flash plugin might have noticed that those web controls are not opening for them properly. The control area remains white with no option to show the controls in the web browser.
It took a while of searching to find a way to display the Flash player settings panel in Google Chrome. Open the Chrome options by clicking on the Tools button in the Chrome toolbar.
Switch to the Under the Bonnet tab and click the Content Settings button afterwards. Now click on the Adobe Flash Player storage settings link in the Cookies tab to open the Adobe Website Storage Settings panel that works in the Chrome browser.
This opens the Flash player controls correctly so that Google Chrome users can manage the Flash Player settings as well.
It is possible to open the url directly in Google Chrome so that it is not necessary to follow the menu path to open it.
Update: Please note that Google removed the options from its Chrome browser again. While you can still open the Flash Player settings directly on the Macromedia website to manage the settings in the web browser, you won't find an integrated version of the settings anymore in it.Advertisement
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