Enable Flash for Websites on IE 10 using Registry

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If you are a Windows RT user, then you must be well aware that the flash content on websites is disabled by default. Windows 8 and RT have Internet Explorer 10 set as the default browser and by default it doesn’t allow flash content on websites and you need to whitelist websites. Here is the tutorial how you can enable flash for websites in Windows RT.

enable flash windows rt ie10Microsoft has released an official method to enable Flash websites on your Windows RT device, especially for the developers who want to verify their Flash websites on Windows RT tablets. Here is how you can enable flash for Websites on Windows RT.

Enable Flash for Websites using Windows Registry Editor

  • Firstly, go to the Start Screen and type regedit to open Windows registry
  • Upon prompted by whether the program should allow you to make changes or not, select Yes to continue
  • In the Windows registry, navigate to the following entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
  • Select Internet Explorer and go to Edit > New > Key
  • Now, name the newly created key as Flash and click the Refresh button
  • You can see the Flash key just below the Feed Discovery folder in the tree under registry window.
  • Next, select the newly-created Flash key, click on Edit menu and select New option to create a new String Value and name it with DebugDomain

create key registry debug domain

  • Double-click the DebugDomain option in the right pane to launch its edit dialog
  • Here enter your Flash website in the Value Data box along with “www” tag before the link, for instance, www.techcular.com
  • Save the changes and close the Windows Registry Editor
  • Now your Internet Explorer browser and go to Tools button and select Safety
  • Uncheck the ActiveX Filtering option

uncheck activex ie

  • Finally, Restart Internet Explorer and open your Flash website just like any other page.

This procedure works well for the desktop version of IE10 and not with the Metro/Modern browser and make sure to use one flash website at a time as it doesn’t support more than a single webpage or doesn’t allows you to create a whitelist with Flash links manually.

As this procedure deals with changes in the Windows registry, it is recommended to create a restore point before making any changes in the registry.

Alternately, you can use the script here. The script there allows you to view flash content on websites by including the websites in the whitelist.

If you are the one looking for how to enable flash on Website on Windows RT, follow the procedures described in the tutorial here.


Priyanka contributes to the Computer and Gadgets section on Techcular.

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