Easy Peasy recommends Chrome or Firefox as the browser on your PC. Internet Explorer and Edge do not work well and are associated with the most glitches and problems.
Get rid of ads with AdBlock Plus, a free program that will block all those sidebar and pop-up ads. This is HIGHLY recommended by Easy Peasy to avoid bothersome ads on many of the sites used.
TEST YOUR SYSTEM: Flash player
You will also need a PDF reader. If you don’t have one installed, you can get one free here (uncheck the boxes for the extra programs you’re not interested in): Adobe Reader
These free programs are used in many activities in EP. Make sure you have them installed and enabled on your computer. You will need to restart your computer after some installations.
We are working continually at replacing Flash activities with mobile-friendly ones that should work on all computers and devices. We’re working on it!
A recent Chrome and Safari update has disabled Flash and you need to re-enable it in settings. This might manifest as an unplayable video/game or a downloaded .swf file that says it will harm your computer. Here are the steps to re-enable Flash in Safari. Here is a picture showing how to enable Flash in Firefox.
The most updated version of Chrome does not support .swf files. You will need to use Firefox or Explorer/Edge to utilize any links that end in .swf – we are replacing these links as we can. Please report any to us!
If you are trying to access a page in Chrome and it appears blank or you can’t find what you’re supposed to be doing, try clicking the little “i” to the left of the URL and changing Flash to “always allow” on the site. Then refresh the page and the Flash activity should appear.
If you are on a tablet, you will need a Flash-enabled browser (Dolphin and Photon are two of the most commonly used for iPad) to run any Flash links. If a link is redirecting to a paid app version of a site, try changing your browser settings to “desktop mode” and attempting the link again. Some things will just need to be done on a laptop or computer to work properly.
If you are using a copy of the course, a PDF, or Evernote for example, please check on the site to see if there is a new link already in place.
- Before reporting a broken link from a tablet, please try it on the computer to be sure it is the link and not a compatibility issue.
- Try a different browser such as Firefox or Chrome if a page isn’t loading.
- If the page loads but not the activity, check your system (above).
- You can also try this website to see if a link is down for everyone or if it’s just you. downforeveryoneorjustme.com
- Sometimes when a site is down it may just be down temporarily. Some sites you can find an older cached version by typing the URL into the wayback machine found here: archive.org