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Adobe Flash settings in the browser [webOS 2.x] 5

by Adam Marks Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:15 am EDT

This tip is only for devices running webOS 2.0 and higher

Starting with webOS 2.0, Adobe Flash is now available in the browser. Using and interacting with Flash content works rather well in webOS, but you should be aware of some settings that are available to you that affect Flash.

In the Browser Preferences window (accessible by swiping down from the top-left corner while in the browser and selecting "Preferences"), there are 2 new options that relate flash.

  • Enable Flash Content - By default, this is set to ON. However, if you would like to disable all Flash content in your browser, you can turn this to OFF
  • Autoload Flash Content - By default, this is set to OFF. This means that when you access a website with Flash content, you will get a gray box to indicate that Flash content is available but will not start it. You will need to tap on the that gray box to do that. If you want to autoload all flash content when you load up a webpage set this to ON

Adobe also provides a website that give you some additional options for controlling applications in the Flash Player, including some local storage options (allowing apps to save data to your device) and asking if you want to enable peer-assisted networking. To access these settings, visit from the browser on your device.

Thanks to @warthogkernel for the additional details

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tips are starting to become obviously!

I have a release day Pre-. Aren't we getting Flash 10.1? When's the Pre3 coming to Sprint?

No, I'm kidding.

Wow, those web-based options are new to me. What are the suggested settings? Is there a downside to turning them on?

These days Flash is becoming a security risk more and more. I know, that android got an update in the last few days.

What about WebOS?

I just tried the link to the settings. The flash content is very small and not zoomable. But if you turn the device in landscape and back to portrait, it gets bigger. A bug?