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Enabling Flash in Chrome and Firefox

Google and Mozilla have recently begun disabling Flash by default in their Chrome and Firefox browsers.  The admin area of your site still requires Flash, and so it must be re-enabled if you want to use either of these browsers.

If Flash is not enabled in your copy of Chrome or Firefox, you'll encounter one of a couple of problems while attempting to sign in:

  • Upon reaching the admin login page for your site while using Chrome, you'll see a message that says Flash is not installed, with a link to go ahead and install it:
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    If you see the above screen while in Chrome or Firefox, Flash is likely installed but simply needs to be enabled in your browser.  This document will show you how to enable Flash; if it's truly not installed, then you can proceed to download and install it before proceeding with this document.
  • If you're somehow able to skip the login screen (through automatic browser sign-in for example), you'll likely be brought to a blank 'Terms of Service' screen, and many areas of the site Wizard will not load correctly.

To Enable Flash for only your site in Chrome:
These instructions are current as of Chrome Ver. 59.0.3071.115

    1. Type Chrome:Settings in your Chrome address bar, or click on the three vertical dots and select Settings
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    2. Click the Show Advanced Settings link at the bottom of the page

    3. Find and click the Content Settings button
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    4. Scroll down to click Flash.
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    5. Click Add to the right of Allow 
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    6. Copy and paste the following text into the Site field: [*.]proiwebsites.com 
      If you you use FlexApp, then repeat this step and copy/paste the following as well: [*.]flexapp1003.com

      Note: be sure to keep the [*.] at the beginning of proiwebsites.com so that it looks just like the image below.
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    7. Save your changes by clicking Add again.

Enabling Flash in Mozilla Firefox

These instructions are current as of Firefox Ver. 56.0.1

  1. Type about:addons in your Firefox address bar
  2. Click the Plugins button on the left side of the page
  3. In the list of Add-ons, look for Shockwave Flash (another name for Flash Player) and check the status that appears in the dropdown menu on the far right side of the screen.
  4. Click the dropdown menu and select Always Activate.

 

Enabling Flash in Apple Safari

  1. Navigate to your site admin if you're not already there
  2. Open Preferences from the Safari menu
  3. Open the Websites tab in Preferences
  4. Scroll down to the Plug-ins section on the left-hand side of the preferences panel
  5. Check the box to enable Adobe Flash Player
  6. In the section on the right-hand side, you should see [yoursite].pipelineroiwebsites.com in the list
  7. Change the drop-down so that it's set to "On."

 

 

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