How do I install Flash on Ubuntu

How to install the latest version of Flash on Ubuntu Linux

After Adobe discontinued Flash for Linux in 2012, the Flash plug-in for Firefox and other browsers on Linux was revived in 2016. However, Ubuntu will still install the old version of Flash by default unless you do everything possible to get the new one.

The latest version of Flash is more secure than older versions, providing additional protection against attacks. It should also be more stable. The Chrome and Chromium PPAPI versions of the plug-in also include other features for websites, such as: B. Hardware 3D acceleration and DRM support for web video. Definitely worth it ... just a few extra steps to get it.

The obsolete option: install Flash while installing Ubuntu

Ubuntu offers a "Install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media" check box during installation.

However, this option is not ideal. It installs the older version of Flash - version 11.2. At the time of this writing, version 23 of Flash was available using the following instructions.

Also, only the NPAPI version of Flash is installed. The PPAPI version for Chromium will not be installed. If you're using Flash on Ubuntu, you'll want to install the latest version using the instructions below.

The easy option: just use Google Chrome

You don't need to install Flash at all if you're using Google Chrome. Google Chrome uses its own Flash plug-in (not to be confused with Chromium) Not comes with flash). It stays up to date along with your browser, making sure you always have the latest version. Unfortunately, since it is not a system-wide plug-in, no other browser can use the supplied Chrome version of Flash.

To install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, go to the Google Chrome downloads page, download the .deb file for Ubuntu systems, double-click it, and tell Ubuntu to install it.

Install the latest Flash plug-in for Firefox, Chromium and other browsers

Canonical offers a newer version of the Flash plug-in package. This package contains both the NPAPI plug-in required for Firefox and the PPAPI plug-in required for Chromium, so Flash support should be activated in all browsers on your system.

First, open the Software & Updates tool. Find “Software” on the Dash and click the “Software & Updates” icon to launch it.

Click the Other Software tab and enable the Canonical Partners repository if it is not already enabled.

Enter your password when prompted and then click the "Close" button. If there is already a check box next to the repository, you do not need to do anything here. Just click the "Close" button.

You will be asked to download new information about the available packages. Click the "Reload" button and wait for the download to complete.

Once that's done, it's time to install the latest version of Flash. You can do this in the Ubuntu software application by searching for "Adobe Flash". However, we found the terminal to be a bit more reliable. Open a terminal window and run the following command to install the Adobe Flash plugin:

sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin

Enter your password and enter "y" when prompted to consent to the installation.

The Flash plug-in will now be installed. You must restart Firefox, Chromium, or another web browser before the Flash plug-in can be viewed and used.

This process also installs an Adobe Flash Player settings tool, similar to what Flash does on Windows and Mac OS. To find it, search for "Flash" on the Dash and launch it. You can use it to configure your Flash plugin settings.