OK so if your using the Google Chrome browser in Linux Mint, you may of noticed that when a webpage has flash content
you get a message from Chrome notifying you that the flashplugin on the Linux Mint is outdated.
This is because the mint-flashplugin-11 is version 184.108.40.206, while the latest version for most distros is 220.127.116.11.
So when the flashplugin is loaded by Chrome it realises that you are using a older version and will automatically not load any flash content that is on the webpage.
Here's a screenshot so you can see what happens -
To stop this message from showing every time you visit a webpage with flash content, you need to add a simple command line flag to Chrome.
Below are instructions on how to do this - MATE Instructions
Close any Google Chrome windows that are already opened.
Open the Mint Menu, seach for google chrome
, right-click on it and click on Edit Properties
A new window will appear allowing you to edit the menu entry for Google Chrome.
Clear the textbox beside Command:
and enter in google-chrome --allow-outdated-plugins
Here's a screenshot to show you how it should look -
After adding the line in, click on the Close
button to exit the edit menu window.
Now open up Google Chrome from the Mint Menu, test that the outdated plugin window no longer shows by visiting a webpage containing flash content, for example youtube.
And now instead of the flash content automatically being blocked by Google Chrome, it should just show and you should also not see the outdated plugin message in Google Chrome either.
Here's a screenshot to show how Google Chrome now looks after i have edited my menu entry for Google Chrome - INFORMATION
Incase you where wondering why Linux Mint doesn't come with the latest available version of flash, it is because there is a few issues with the new version,
for example the issue of colours being only blue when viewing flash content, especially on youtube.
I've only written up how to do this fix for MATE, because that's what I'm currently using, I will maybe post how to do this on Cinnamon.
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