Google Chrome in December

Oct 19, 2016

When Google Chrome releases in December, will Storyline roll over to HTML5 or will it prompt learners to enable Flash in the browser?

Here's the quote: "If you visit a Flash site, Google will prompt you to turn it on for that page. HTML5 will always be the default."


5 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sam,

It'll depend on if you have published with HTML5 content enabled in your publish settings or not. If you did - then they'll be defaulted to the HTML5 content as Chrome is a supported browser for Storyline and Studio. If you didn't include the HTML5 - then they'll likely see it was disabled and they'll be able to enable Flash. As far as if it's a prompt, I believe so - but haven't read the official Google statements in some time, and I would defer to that versus external media sources. 

Sam Carter

Hi Ashley,

We've been publishing all courses with HTML5 for years now. If anything publishing with Flash should be optional ;-)

I'm concerned that today when Chrome doesn't want to run Flash directly from my desktop, it DOES NOT rollover into HTML5. The fix is to enable local storage as a safe place to run flash.

Is Articulate confident that come December when Chrome blocks flash from running on the web that SL2 will roll over to HTML5 without learner having to reconfigure flash storage as safe?

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Sam, 

Chrome running Flash from the desktop is a different issue entirely as detailed here, and as a reminder we've always recommended uploading to a web server or LMS as mentioned here. 

So that's why it's not rolling over to HTML5, as all those files aren't loaded up to a web server or LMS. As far as December and what's in store for the future, HTML5 output has been a priority for our team, and I hope to be able to share some additional information with you all soon about what that will look like. 

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