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When it comes to playing media files online, you better have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, even though HTML5 is rapidly catching up and more websites are making the switch, abandoning Flash, there are still countless websites out there which use it to power their multimedia capabilities.

For the time being, we’re stuck with Adobe Flash Player until web developers and companies worldwide start investing in upgrading their websites and removing the need for such third party tools, Flash is available on pretty much any platform, loved for the amount of freedom it gave developers and hated for the resulting security breaches, it’s probably the one piece of software (right alongside a web browser) without which some websites and services are impossible to access.

Whether you’re interested in playing games or streaming some quality entertainment for yourself, if you’re on a Mac or using the Safari web browser, you have no reason to worry because installing Adobe Flash Player is as easy as ever.

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Safari

Adobe has made their installation processes rather simple, mostly due to the vast demographics of their users, people from all walks of life use Adobe Flash, whether its programmers and developers with exquisite knowledge about computer programs or people who’ve never installed a piece of software themselves, Adobe has to keep the process as simple as possible to satisfy all these customers.

Simply search for “Get Adobe Flash” or go to this link and follow the instructions on screen, the automatic detection which Adobe has implemented should be able to identify your browser as well as your operating system, from where onward it’s a process as simple as agreeing to the terms and conditions while clicking next.

One thing that you should keep an eye on is the optional opt-in for the security scan, it’s nothing too troubling but we recommend that you skip it if you don’t wish to deal with any unneeded tools on your computer, after all, the best antivirus for a computer is a cautious and careful user.

Troubleshooting with Flash

On the off chance that the page linked above states that Adobe Flash Player is installed and up to date on your computer, there’s probably something else stopping it from functioning. If you’re having trouble viewing Flash based content on websites while on your Mac, follow these steps.

  • From your Safari browser, hover over “Safari” at the top left of your screen and go to Preferences.
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Make sure that “Enable JavaScript” and “Allow Plug-ins” is checked.

If all these options were already checked then go to “Manage Website Settings” and allow websites to use the Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

In case you’re still having trouble, simply uninstall Flash and reinstall it, often times reinstalling malfunctioning pieces of software fixes most of the problems you’re facing, the same is also true for Adobe Flash Player.