Firefox 84 will no longer support Adobe Flash

Mozilla will completely remove Adobe Flash support from the Firefox browser in December, 2020. Version 84 of the browser won't include the code to load the Flash plugin.

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Adobe Flash can be used to play videos and animated content. These days, there are a large number of users who disable Adobe Flash. They do so because of performance and battery life reasons as well as because security vulnerabilities are discovered in the Flash plugin. Security vulnerabilities can be exploited to hack your PC. Most of the media web services and sites have already switched to HTML5 videos, so Flash is no longer require to explore their content.

Adobe Flash is now the only NPAPI plugin that Firefox supports. Starting in version 84, Mozilla will remove all NPAPI code from the browser which is required to run Flash. Chromium-based browsers will also drop Flash support starting with Chromium version 88 which is coming on January 2021. And at about the same time, Adobe will also end support for Flash.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Firefox 84 will no longer support Adobe Flash”

  1. And so the use of IE will continue forever. We still have the discontinued Shockwave Flash running on all machines at work… At least Edge with IE mode makes it slightly less terrible, but still.

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