How to force Google Chrome 69 to remember Flash preferences and load game automatically

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***UPDATE*** With Chrome 71, Google unfortunately has removed the flag described below that allowed for a workaround for Flash preferences to be remembered between browser sessions. If you close your browser between game sessions, you'll have to allow Flash to run each time you launch Chrome and sign in. This is a further step in the direction of Flash's end of life at the end of 2020. Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge are all browsers that will remember Flash preferences (as of now).

 

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Since Google updated Chrome to version 69, a click is now required to activate Flash each and every time the browser is restarted and PackRat is loaded. Luckily, there appears to be a quick workaround for this annoyance:

 

Copy and paste the following into the address bar of your Chrome browser, and hit enter on your keyboard: chrome://flags/#enable-ephemeral-flash-permission

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You'll be brought to this screen. Click the dropdown menu to the right of this flag, and select 'Disabled'

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After you select 'disabled,' Google will prompt you to relaunch your browser--click the blue button to the bottom right that says 'RELAUNCH NOW'

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Now, you need to white-list the game website by typing the following into your address bar, and then hitting enter:

chrome://settings/content/flash

Click the 'Add' button under the 'Allow' section to add the PackRat website. Type in https://www.playpackrat.com and then click 'Add.' If you've done so correctly, PackRat's website will be shown in the 'Allow' section.

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Now, Chrome will remember your Flash preference for this site after exiting the browser and between game sessions. 

 

 

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    CAROL DiGangi-Fausnaugh

    and I followed all the steps,after hitting relaunch  nothing happened!! I am beyond frustrated,  It's been been days working on this!! :( 

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    Team PackRat

    Hi Carol, we apologize for the frustration. Please send us a message at help@hookbang.com, and please include any screenshots of where you're getting stuck. This article only pertains to having Flash preferences be remembered in Chrome 69 only, but if the game isn't loading at all then there might be something else going on. Thanks.

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    Susan Parker

    Can't click the 'Add' button under the 'Allow' section to add the PackRat website. (Type in https://www.playpackrat.com and then click 'Add.' If you've done so correctly, PackRat's website will be shown in the 'Allow' section.)

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    Team PackRat

    Hi Susan,

    Apologies for the 'add' button not being there from the settings screen. Another player had a similar issue (also using a Mac) and she was able to remedy it by clearing the cache/cookies on Chrome, and then shutting the browser down, and then relaunching Chrome and going to the settings page again.

    If that doesn't work, when you go to playpackrat.com, click the tiny lock icon just to the left of the URL, and you'll see the option to 'allow' flash in the dropdown menu for this website; then, reload the browser, and go to the settings screen again (type this into address bar: chrome://settings/content/flash), and you should see playpackrat.com under the 'allow' section. Hope that helps!

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    Matthew Koh

    Worked for me! Thanks! (Windows 10, 1803; Chrome: 70.0.3538.102)

     

    ps. I didn't actually need to add the website, probably because i had "allowed" flash on it right before looking up these instructions

     

    pps. just added a website through the methods described. Worked for me!

    Edited by Matthew Koh
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