Today I am gonna to show you “How to fix Shockwave Flash Crashes in GoogleChromem”. I know it’s a common issue for most of you, so here I am with the solution. So let’s dive in.
To understand what’s really going on: Chrome has built-in Flash, as does Windows, and both are jumping to the task of doing Flash tasks when you’re in Chrome. Since there are two Flash entries competing for the tasks, Chrome gets confused and shuts down Flash completely.
Disable Flash in Chrome:
- click Chrome’s address bar (where you type a URL) and type
- After you press enter, you’ll be greeted with a list of all the plug-ins installed in Chrome.
- This brings you to Chrome’s “Plug-ins” manager that looks similar to the Extension manager in Chrome; the only difference here is that plug-ins are user-installed. Take a look at the listing for Adobe Flash Player.
- The first thing you want to do is click “Details” button in the upper right-hand corner of the browser window, to expand and see all the details pertaining to each plugin.
- find the Adobe Flash Player entry which should be at the top of the list. This is what the entry should look like.
- As you can see, there are two separate Shockwave Flash components listed.
- The top entry represents the one for the internal Chrome installation.
- the entry beneath is for the host OS’s installation
What you want to do is disable the built-in Shockwave Flash component in Chrome and let the Flash component in Windows do all the work.
- To do this, click the “Disable” button for Chrome’s internal installation of Flash.
- This is what the entry should look like.
- Close the tab and then close Google Chrome. Restart your browser to see if it resolved the issue.
If this fix doesn’t work for you, uninstall and reinstall Flash. If that doesn’t work, try disabling some extensions and see if that helps.