For sites that rely on Adobe's hellspawn, Edge will go all Clippy on users and ask if they really want to run it or would rather fire it into the heart of the sun to enjoy a fiery death it so richly deserves. They can either choose to run the Flash content or not.
Web browser makers are waging war against Flash, pushing it ever closer to its demise.
The latter is useful if the site is visited regularly, and if Flash content is an integral part of the site.
So here's how the upcoming version of the Microsoft Edge browser will behave.
Microsoft is soon expected to roll out the new update of Edge browser to Windows Insiders preview builds, but they haven't revealed a specific date or about further details of the update. "In these cases, Flash will not even be loaded, improving performance, battery life, and security", writes Microsoft's Crispin Cowan.
Adobe Systems has released security updates for several products, including one for Flash Player that fixes a critical vulnerability that's already known and exploited by attackers. Which can be read as "we are paying attention to, and monitoring, the websites you visit". However, Microsoft has not mentioned exactly which websites will have the Adobe Flash Player enabled on Microsoft Edge by default. The Click-to-Run feature not only makes your browsing experience a little cleaner, a bit more pleasant, it also makes it more secure.
For users "this change will provide all users improved performance, greater stability, and stronger security", Microsoft program managers for Edge said in a blog post. Microsoft says that its next release of its Edge browser will block Flash content by default, and use HTML5 where possible.
Microsoft's ban is not completely total yet, as the company says it will also allow some of the internet's most popular sites which now use Flash to remain unblocked.