Easy Flash Player Version Switching With Google Chrome

As a Flash developer you always want to have the latest (beta) Flash Player (like the Flash Player Incubator preview) installed to make sure your current applications still work and to play around with the new APIs. But it’s also important to know how your application behaves in the most current public version. You may also want to switch between the debug and release version of the most current public version. There are a few ways of doing this but Google Chrome makes it very easy for you.

As you know Google Chrome comes with Flash Player baked in and also automatically updates itself to the latest available release version. Next to this baked-in version you can also install a debug or beta version. By simply going to the about:plugins URL you can switch between those two versions.

The only caveat is that you can only switch between two versions and that one version will always be the most current release version. But hey… It doesn’t get much easier than this… Just disable the one you don’t need and enable the one you want to use. You don’t even have to restart your browser.

Another great reason to use Google Chrome ;-)