How to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04, the fastest and simplest way

This tutorial will teach you how to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04 or earlier OS version using a simple terminal command.

Install flash Flash on UbuntuAdobe Flash is widely used to make a website or part of it interactive. While Flash is slowly being replaced by HTML5 it remains an important role in today’s website design and it’s hard to live without flash. It will take years to get rid of flash completely and meanwhile we have to stick with Adobe Flash plugin to view flash content.

Website like YouTube and Vimeo has HTML5 video players but Flash players are used by default ones as technology is not there yet to replace Adobe Flash for desktop computers. There is no way to say goodbye to flash on Ubuntu and you should install it right after installing Ubuntu.

This brief tutorial will show how to install Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04 and earlier versions (10.04/10.10/11.04/11.10). We recommend using the latest version of Ubuntu to enjoy the best user experience possible for desktop computers.

Install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04

  • Open the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run the following command

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer

  • System will ask for confirmation,  type (Y) to accept and download
  • You are done! Now Flash player is enabled in your web browser

This tutorial installs flash player for Firefox but my personal recommendation is to use Google Chrome for web browsing because it’s faster and it comes with flash preinstalled so you don’t need to update or install Flash separately.

Hope this helps you to install Adobe flash in Ubuntu but if you had any problems please let us know in comments and we will respond as soon as possible.

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One Response to How to install Adobe Flash Player in Ubuntu 12.04, the fastest and simplest way

  1. Jesus Israel Perales October 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    sudo apt-get install adobe-flash-properties-gtk :B

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