Adobe Flash protected mode in Firefox
Flash protected mode is a security feature implemented by Adobe in 32-bit versions of Firefox for Windows operating systems, when the Flash plugin is installed. This feature is enabled by default, to make it difficult for attackers to access your computer.
Flash protected mode might cause Flash performance problems in Firefox, such as persistent hangs or plugin crashes. This is especially true for users on Windows touchscreen devices and for users who use accessibility tools.
You can turn off Flash protected mode by following these steps:
- Click on the menu button , followed by .
- Click on the Plugins panel and select next to Shockwave Flash.
- Remove the check mark next to Enable Adobe Flash protected mode.
- Click the menu button and then click Exit to close Firefox completely, so that the change can take effect.
When you reopen Firefox, Flash protected mode will be disabled.