Friday April 08, 2016

Microsoft's Edge Browser Will Auto-Pause Flash Content

The upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary update will change how Edge handles Flash content. Microsoft's Edge team says that, in addition to giving end users more control over Flash content, Edge will now "intelligently auto-pause content that is not central to the web page."

We’re aligned with other browsers in this transition from Flash towards a modern standards-based web. Over time, we will provide users additional control over the use of Flash (including content central to the page) and monitor the prevalence of Flash on the web. We are planning for and look forward to a future where Flash is no longer necessary as a default experience in Microsoft Edge.