Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: No more Adobe Flash?

  1. #1
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    426
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 120 Times in 107 Posts

    No more Adobe Flash?

    This was published 25/07/2019:

    Today, Adobe announced its plans to stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020.

    For 20 years, Flash has helped shape the way that you play games, watch videos and run applications on the web. But over the last few years, Flash has become less common. Three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline.

    This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash. They’re also more secure, so you can be safer while shopping, banking, or reading sensitive documents. They also work on both mobile and desktop, so you can visit your favorite site anywhere.

    These open web technologies became the default experience for Chrome late last year when sites started needing to ask your permission to run Flash. Chrome will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years, first by asking for your permission to run Flash in more situations, and eventually disabling it by default. We will remove Flash completely from Chrome toward the end of 2020.

    If you regularly visit a site that uses Flash today, you may be wondering how this affects you. If the site migrates to open web standards, you shouldn’t notice much difference except that you'll no longer see prompts to run Flash on that site. If the site continues to use Flash, and you give the site permission to run Flash, it will work through the end of 2020.

    It’s taken a lot of close work with Adobe, other browsers, and major publishers to make sure the web is ready to be Flash-free. We’re supportive of Adobe’s announcement today, and we look forward to working with everyone to make the web even better.

  2. #2
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Posts
    21,658
    Thanks
    3,137
    Thanked 2,527 Times in 2,128 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    And you can't file a return on the new eFiling website without enabling Flash...
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

    Alcocks Electrical Services | Alcocks Pest Control & Entomological Services

  3. Thanks given for this post:

    Andromeda (12-Aug-19)

  4. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Johannesburg
    Posts
    426
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 120 Times in 107 Posts
    Yes. Actually opening a form is impossible.

Similar Threads

  1. eFiling Flash issues
    By SCW in forum Tax Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-Oct-18, 08:33 AM
  2. Adobe Reader X also installs McAfee anti-virus
    By Dave A in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 30-Jul-11, 02:42 PM
  3. 255Gig Flash Drives
    By Sparks in forum General Chat Forum
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 29-Jul-11, 10:28 PM
  4. [Question] SARS and Adobe Reader?
    By Dave S in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-Feb-09, 09:46 AM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •