Adobe Flash Player in Opera browser: installation problems

Flash Player is an Opera browser plugin that is designed to play many types of multimedia content. That is, without the installation of this element, not all sites will be displayed correctly in the browser, and they will show all the information contained in it. And problems with the installation of this plugin, unfortunate as it may be, do occur. Let's find out what to do if Flash Player is not installed in Opera.

Installation from an invalid source

The problem of not being able to install the Flash Player plugin can be caused by a number of reasons. The main reason is to install the plugin from third party resources and not from the official website. So be sure to check which resource the installation file was taken from, and if you can't figure it out, it's better to download the installer again from the official site.

Opera process in progress

It is important to remember that during the installation of Flash Player, the browser in which this plug-in is being installed must be completely closed. Sometimes it can happen that even when the window is closed, the process is running in the background. To check the absence of these processes, we need the Task Manager.

You can run it by right-clicking on the Windows toolbar and selecting the appropriate option from the context menu, or by simply typing Ctrl + Shift + Esc on the keyboard.

After starting the Task Manager, go to your "Processes" tab.

If we do not find processes, and there may be several, since there is a separate process responsible for each tab of this browser, then simply close the Task Manager. If we find processes, we have to click with the mouse on the name of one of them and press the "End process" button in the lower right corner of the Process Manager. Alternatively, right-click on the context menu and select the corresponding item.

After that, a window will appear asking for confirmation to complete the process. Click on the "End process" button.

In this way, it is necessary to do the same with all the running opera.exe processes. After all the specified processes have stopped, you can run the Flash Player installation file and install it in standard mode.

Running multiple installation processes

By repeatedly clicking on an installation file, the user may mistakenly run multiple Flash Player installation processes at the same time. This also prevents the plugin installation from completing successfully. To solve this problem, as in the previous case, the Task Manager will help you. This time you will have to kill all the processes called Flash Player and the like.

Then run the installation file and start the plugin installation procedure again.

Blocked by antivirus

Some antivirus and firewalls can block the Flash Player installation process. In this case, you will need to disable them for the duration of the installation procedure.

But, once the procedure is completed, remember to activate your antivirus protection so as not to risk infection.

Browser problems

Also, Flash Player may fail to install due to various browser corruptions. You may be using an old version of your browser. In this case, you need to update Opera.

If the above methods of solving the problem do not help, you must perform the procedure to reinstall Opera.

After that, try to install Flash Player again.

The plugin is not working.

But before doing all the above manipulations, it is reasonable to make sure that the plugin is not disabled in the browser. After all, the plugin may be installed, but disabled. To go to the plug-ins section, open the Opera main menu, go to "Other tools" and click "Show developer menu".

As you can see, a new menu item appears: "Developer". Go to it and select the entry "Plugins".

We come to the plugins section. Look for the Adobe Flash Player plug-in. In case it does not exist, we take the same list of actions, which were mentioned above. If the plugin is present, and the "deactivated" status is indicated on the right hand side, then to activate this item, click on the "Activate" button.

The Flash Player box in the Plugins section in the activated state should look like the one shown in the following image.

If the plugin is enabled, and it does not perform its functions, it means that there are problems, but they have nothing to do with its installation. The solution to these problems is described in detail in another topic.

In the latest versions of Opera, the Flash Player plugin is initially integrated into the browser. Therefore, it is not necessary to install it additionally.

But the functions of this plugin can be disabled in the browser settings.

  1. To check, click "Menu". и "Settings".. You can also use the combination Alt + P..
  2. This will take you to the program settings. There, click on the section name "Sites"..
  3. In the section. "Sites". Find the configuration block "Flash". If the switch is in the position "Block Flash from running on websites."means that the functions of this plugin are disabled. To enable them, you must move the switch to any of the other three positions. The developers themselves advise to put it in the position "Identify and run important Flash content.".

As we can see, the main conditions for the correct installation of the plugin, used to be the download of it from the official website, and the installation in the current and correctly operational version of Opera. In addition, you had to make sure that the browser was closed during the installation process. Now you just have to check in the configuration, if the plugin features are activated or not.

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