Firefox 84 will be the last to support Flash Player. A month later, we will not be able to reactivate it

Firefox 84 will be the last version to support Flash Player

The agony of Flash Player it's being long, but his death is getting closer. I still vaguely remember when Steve Jobs attacked Adobe software. He did it for the time in which he presented the iPad, and the critics did not wait, assuring that many things would not work (including porn). But time has proved him right, and even Adobe advises against its use. That use will no longer be an option in less than two months, and the latest version of Mozilla's browser to support it will be Firefox 84.

Firefox 84 is currently in the Mozilla beta channel, and it continues to support Flash Player, at least as an option. The next version, scheduled for January 26, already will not allow the use of Flash Player in any way. This is how it appears in the release note of the Nightly version and, although it also says that the changes can be reversed, in this case the change is more than confirmed.

Firefox 84 will arrive on December 15

In fact, not being able to activate Flash Player in Firefox 85 is the only novelty that appears as official in its list of novelties. They have also published an article where they explain that they are not the only ones to make this move. Adobe and other browsers will also end support for Flash Player in late 2020, so switching to another browser would not contribute anything.

Mozilla emphasizes that we will not be able to use it even if we install an older version of the browser or we run out of updating Firefox 84, since the plugin will stop loading content as of January 12, just like explains Adobe.

As for other dates, Firefox 84 will officially launch on December 15, and 5 weeks later Firefox 85 will arrive with the last nail for Flash's coffin.


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  1.   Marcelo said

    Instead of releasing it as free software, Adobe chose to kill it: "Mine or nobody's" A pity.