In this step-by-step guide, learn how to enable Adobe Flash Player in the Safari web browser.

Check Safari version on your Mac

Before you start, check the version of Safari running on your Mac. To display the version number, choose Safari > About Safari.

For OS X 10.11, macOS 10.12 and later

  1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

    Setting Safari preferences
    Setting Safari preferences
  2. Click the Websites tab and scroll down to the Plug-ins section. Locate the Adobe Flash Player entry.

    Locating the Adobe Flash Player entry
    Locating the Adobe Flash Player entry
  3. Click the check-box to enable Flash Player.

    Enabling Flash Player
    Enabling Flash Player
  4. For the When visiting other websites setting, select the option of your choosing: Ask, Off, or On.

    Selecting an option of your choice
    Selecting an option of your choice
  5. Flash can also be configured for individual websites (domains).  For each website appearing in the Allow websites to use this plug-in with the settings below: section, choose: Ask, Off, or On.

    Allowing websites to use the plug-in
    Allowing websites to use the plug-in
  6. Exit Preferences after you finish configuring Flash Player.

For OS X 10.10

  1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

    Setting Safari preferences
    Setting Safari preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. Click the Security tab. Ensure that Enable JavaScript and Allow Plug-ins are selected. Click Plug-in Settings.

    Safari 10.0
    Safari 10.0 Security settings

  3. Select Adobe Flash Player.

    adobe-flash-player-settings

    From the When visiting other websites menu, choose On, and then click Done.

    setting-on-and-off
  4. For each website appearing in Currently Open Websites, choose On in the menu on the right. 

    safari-step

For OS X 10.8 and 10.9

  1. Open Safari, and choose Safari > Preferences.

    Choose Safari > Preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. Click the Security tab. Ensure that Enable JavaScript and Allow Plug-ins are selected. Click Manage Website Settings.

    Security settings
    Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9 Security settings

  3. Select Adobe Flash Player.

    From the When visiting other websites menu, choose Allow.

    Choose Adobe Flash Player

For OS X 10.6 and 10.7

  1. Choose Safari > Preferences.

    Choose Safari > Preferences

    Note:

    If you are viewing Safari in full-screen mode, mouse over the top of the browser screen to see the menu.

  2. In the Security tab, make sure that Allow Java and Allow All Other Plug-ins are enabled.

    Security settings
    Plug-ins and JavaScript are enabled.

  3. Close the Preferences window.

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