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Flash to flicker out on Chrome on 1 Sepember

  1. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 20 months ago

    Not sure how this will affect HP, but people who have their owns sites may need to update their ads to HTML5. Image uploader?
    Google "would start automatically pausing Flash in Chrome on Tuesday"
    See: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva= … 85aee042aa

    1. theraggededge profile image94
      theraggededgeposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Ah... is that why Amazon instructed people to remove all widgets from their blogs?

    2. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Flash is being phased out. I teach classes online, and some of my older ones were originally done has self-hosted Flash videos. All summer, I've been quietly converting them to unlisted YouTube videos, and replacing all the Flash, in anticipation of the day it becomes impossible for my students to view class lessons in their browser of choice.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      As a non tech person, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about here.  I have no sites of my own, but may want to start one later...soooo...what, exactly am I supposed to do?  I do use Chrome.  I suspect HP is taking care of this problem for us...are they?  If not, what should I do. Could really use some guidance here.

      1. makingamark profile image72
        makingamarkposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        No need to flap - you don't need to worry!

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks.  Really appreciate your comments here.  Like many, I came to HP simply wanting to write.  I knew how to use a computer, of course, but never dreamed I'd be getting involved in all this technical stuff.  So, when someone says things need to be changed, I feel like they are speaking Greek to me.

          One of the reasons I like writing on this site as that they take care of tech stuff pretty well.  If I was on my own, I wouldn't last long I don't think.

          1. makingamark profile image72
            makingamarkposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            I think people forget to remember that people's circumstances are all very different and that just announcing something - without providing a caveat that specifically identifies the people it affects - can cause a lot of unnecessary worry.

            Like the recent HP announcement about the changes in the advertisements - which only applied to those who were NOT part of the HumPages scheme! smile

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

              I agree.  There have been several times when this has happened to me, but I know that when you do something all of the time, it seems simple to you, but you don't realize that to someone else it is foreign.  Thank goodness there are people like you who step in and clarify situations!

  2. paradigm search profile image58
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    My opinion of Adobe is well-known, good riddance.

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Resistance is futile.

  3. Venkatachari M profile image84
    Venkatachari Mposted 20 months ago

    I think ads are automatically displayed and controlled by Google. Then why should we bother about them? Do you say we can display our ads? I am total ignorant about all these things. I simply know that I have to simply sign up for adsense. After that I should only bother about stats and my earnings. Nothing more.

  4. littlething profile image85
    littlethingposted 20 months ago

    Oh yes! I'm actually extremely glad that this is happening. Flash is, from a privacy and security perspective, full of holes. Viruses, adware and worse has come through Flash ads. HTML5 is much better in that respect. Google and other ad networks will most likely take care of this without alot of people needing to change anything, I'm willing to bet. Unless your site is self hosted, then you probably won't have too much a problem. I have never hosted a site and have no clue as to the ads or how they work. Timetraveler- I'm thinking that if you use a host for your site, such as WordPress, Blogger, etc, you shouldn't have too much a problem, I'd think. If you go out and buy your own domain, then I'm not sure. That I've never done, and have no experience with. Then again, I could be completely wrong here. Hoping not, it would be a pain to switch my WordPress sites....

  5. makingamark profile image72
    makingamarkposted 20 months ago

    Apple refused to have anything to do with Flash yonks ago!  Too much of a security risk and a memory hogger. 

    NOBODY NEEDS TO DO ANYTHING - unless you already have a website which is using Flash - in which case you might want to ponder on the fact it won't render on an iPad.

    For those wanting to know about "the history" between Apple and Flash, Wikipedia has a useful article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_and … ontroversy

    1. littlething profile image85
      littlethingposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Google is now refusing to have anything to do with Flash on their Chrome browser, so its not just Apple anymore.  Come tomorrow, Flash ads will not play on Chrome.

      1. makingamark profile image72
        makingamarkposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Where Apple leads Google will eventually follow! wink

 
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