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jQuery Check if Flash is Enabled

By Sam Deering

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Simple jQuery snippet to check if flash is enabled on your browser. Also I found a useful article of how to turn flash on and off for browser testing.

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//checks if flash is installed/enabled on the browser
function isFlashEnabled()
{
    var hasFlash = false;
    try
    {
        var fo = new ActiveXObject('ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash');
        if(fo) hasFlash = true;
    }
    catch(e)
    {
        if(navigator.mimeTypes ["application/x-shockwave-flash"] != undefined) hasFlash = true;
    }
    return hasFlash;
}

Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.

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