Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chrome and Ubuntu 12.04 Flash Issue

I recently ran into a problem on my Ubuntu system with web sites containing embedded flash content - like YouTube. It seemed to hose up Chrome requiring a refresh to fix. In some cases I couldn't fix it at all. So now I've set Chrome to run Flash only when I click on the Flash area.

To do this, put this in your Chrome address bar (where you would normally put the URL)

(note, you may have to copy and paste if the link doesn't work)

On the resulting browser page, find the plug-ins section and turn off automatically running flash. In my case I just turned them all off.

And that seemed to fix the problem.

I still have occasional issues with the Google+ Event gadget and haven't yet found a decent work around other than to refresh the page.