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Google proudly regards dented shovel as Flash lies supine on the floor
'We'll be back', Choc Factory devs growl at listless body
Google's long-promised farewell-to-Flash took another step last week , with the Chocolate Factory announcing it's off-by-default for most users, in most cases.
From Chrome 55, Google's browser will check sites to see if they support HTML5. If so, Chrome will run the auto-play video ad proceed to play video; if not, the user will be prompted to run Flash, if they want.
Users can let Flash run on a site-by-site basis in the browser's Manage Exceptions menu.
Ten high-profile sites get their own default exceptions for now: Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo, Live.com, Amazon, Twitch, and Russian sites Yandex, OK.ru and Mail.ru.
The exemption for these sites lasts a year.