Adobe Flash Player users are dealing with two new error messages that can pop up when they are trying to view Flash content. While most websites are trying to move away from Flash, it’s going to be a while before that can happen, and it means that people are stuck with Flash for a while longer. Ultimately, these errors need to be sorted out otherwise using Flash is just too frustrating to bear. Luckily, Adobe is known for doing its best to fix any problems they are aware or made aware of, which is awesome.
Content blocked and currently disabled
The latest issue that Flash Player users are dealing with is that two error messages have the tendency of pop up when users least expect them. The error messages are “content blocked” and “currently disabled”. At a first glance, the nature of these messages gives users an idea of where to look for a solution, as the problem might be that the Flash service is disabled in their browser of choice.
It’s worth a try to check if Flash is still active on your browser. If you are dealing with these error messages, make sure that Flash is enabled before proceeding. If it’s not, activate it and restart the browser to see if the problem persists. If it was enabled all along, the issue might be harder to fix.
The “content blocked” error message might signal that Flash is actually blocked by another feature or service inside the browser. It can happen, especially since users don’t always read carefully what they’re clicking on, and they can easily click on a block pop-up by mistake. Make sure that your browser or any other service isn’t blocking Flash from freely running in your browser.
This is a very generic solution but it is the one that usually solves the problem. Flash needs to be permanently updated and running an outdated version of Flash can cause a lot of issues, such as these error messages. Make sure that you have the latest version of Flash installed. Also, there are browsers like Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer that don’t allow users to update Flash manually. Consider trying to use a different browser, to see if the problem persists. If your browser won’t let you update manually, it might be time to switch indefinitely.
Waiting for an official response
This might not be anyone’s preferred method of solving the problem, but waiting for Adobe to come up with an official solution might be the most effective way for you to spend your time. If using another browser does the trick, it’s a valuable option until Adobe comes with a response.