As a quick follow-up article to the Adobe Flash 10.2 beta announcement
, we thought we'd show you how to disable Google Chrome's built-in Flash plug-in so that you can use a pre-release build like the 10.2 beta. It's a quick and simple process, but please remember that once you've disabled Chrome's built-in Flash you won't get the benefit of Chrome's internal Flash updates.
1. Download the Flash plug-in that you'd like to use with Chrome (10.2 can be found here
2. Fire up Chrome and type about:plugins
into the address bar; hit enter.
3. Click on Details
in the top right of the window to expand the plug-in details.
4. Find the Flash plug-in that's listed as being in the Chrome directory and hit Disable
5. Check which version of Flash you have by heading here
That's it -- now you can jump on over to Adobe's Stage Video demo
and watch as your CPU basically idles as you play HD video. If you want to reverse the procedure, just re-enable Chrome's built-in Flash plug-in and it'll take priority over the pre-release version.