Windows 10 Creators Update will bring more control over Adobe Flash in Microsoft Edge
After consumers have got the Windows 10 Anniversary update one year after the first release of Windows 10, Microsoft is now preparing the next big update for Consumers. Like on Windows Phone, where every update hat a specific topic, or rather color, it seems like Microsoft is now doing the same with Windows 10 / Windows 10 Mobile. The next update will be called the ‘Creators Update’ and will be dedicated, well to creators, but also to other users.
Along with the Creators Update a lot of cool new features will come for Windows 10, the operating system will become more efficient and more secure. Part of making an operating system more secure is the way how you browse the web. With Edge, the company has introduced a new browser which runs on mobile and desktop devices and should replace Internet Explorer some day.
Adobe Flash player is an ongoing topic in web development since it is actually an outdated way to implement videos, animations and other things on websites. By now modern websites can be fully developed in HTML 5 without using a single piece of Adobes Flash Player. Yet there are still of dozens of websites using this feature and while it is very slow and energy draining, it is also a very insecure feature which can easily used by hackers to access your PC.
With the Anniversary Update Microsoft has implemented the ability to turn of Adobe Flash Player in advanced settings of Microsoft Edge. That’s good but not enough and therefor Microsoft will go even further with the Creators Update.
The screenshot above shows, what it will look like in the Creators Update. There Microsoft will detect websites using Adobe Flash and ask you whether you want to load Flash elements on this website or not. Gladly Microsoft is not fighting alone in this battle, also Apple, Google, Mozilla and other browsers will receive this or a similar feature in the new future.
Adobe Flash Player has been used for far too long and it is good that there is an end in sight not only on mobile devices but on Desktops and Tablets as well. It’s still a long way for an entire kill of Adobe Flash player but it is going forward and that is good.
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