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Disable Flash in IE10

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Disable Flash in IE10


    When I disable Flash through "Manage Add-ons" I find that I can still play some YouTube videos (I assume using html5) but when the video ends my screen goes blank for a second and then the computer goes to the login screen. When I log back in all the applications that were open are no longer open. Is there any way to disable Flash in IE10 and not have this behavior?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    If security is your concern, uninstall the latest Adobe Flash in Add/remove programs and try managing the default version of Flash via Manage Add-Ons. If no difference, try to disable Flash via a Group Policy edit as demonstrated here:

    Lock Down Internet Explorer 10 by Disabling Flash in Windows 8 | Techmell

    I have no idea whether or not either of these two methods will fix your issue; however, since your post received 0 responses from the community, I decided to throw in my two cents. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    When I disable Flash through "Manage Add-ons" I find that I can still play some YouTube videos (I assume using html5) but when the video ends my screen goes blank for a second and then the computer goes to the login screen. When I log back in all the applications that were open are no longer open. Is there any way to disable Flash in IE10 and not have this behavior?

    Thanks
    Uninstall it.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Disabling through grpedit.msc has the same effect as through Manage Add ons. But what I did find is that if I go into Manage Add ons and double click on Flash, I can select "Remove All Sites" and this seems to effectively disable the use of Flash.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Uninstall it.
    I don't believe you can uninstall. Flash is pretty well integrated into IE10.
    Last edited by Vincenzo; 11 Jul 2013 at 17:05.
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    Disabling through grpedit.msc has the same effect as through Manage Add ons. But what I did find is that if I go into Manage Add ons and double click on Flash, I can select "Remove All Sites" and this seems to effectively disable the use of Flash.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Uninstall it.
    I don't believe you can uninstall. Flash is pretty well integrated into IE10.
    See picture:

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  6. #6


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Is there any chance that Flash installation was into another browser besides IE? On both of my Win 8 computers Flash does not show up in Programs and Features.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    Is there any chance that Flash installation was into another browser besides IE? On both of my Win 8 computers Flash does not show up in Programs and Features.
    Flash is a third party addon:

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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Is it in Control Panel at all ?


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  9. #9


    Posts : 299
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yes, same as in your pic.

    And shows up as 3rd party add on as in your previous pic.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    Yes, same as in your pic.

    And shows up as 3rd party add on as in your previous pic.
    I don't think you can uninstall Adobe Flash player in IE10 as it's a built in feature, on the other hand, Adobe Flash player Plugin is used by other browsers and can be uninstalled.
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