Wednesday December 14, 2016

Microsoft To Disable Most Flash Content In Edge

Microsoft has just announced plans to selectively pause certain Flash content in the next release of its Edge browser. The company says that the changes will not affect the "most popular" sites at first but that will change in the coming months.

Adobe Flash has been an integral part of the web for decades, enabling rich content and animations in browsers since before HTML5 was introduced. In modern browsers, web standards pioneered by Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Apple, Mozilla, and many others are now enabling sites to exceed those experiences without Flash and with improved performance and security. Starting in the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10, we began to give users more control over Flash by selectively pausing certain Flash content, like ads, that were not central to the page.