Firefox adding click to play

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    http://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-adds-click-to-play-to-prevent-security-hazards
     
  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Very happy, missed this from Chrome!
     
  3. kupo

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    It's also available in Firefox 12 now, through about:config. plugins.click_to_play
     
  4. Saraceno

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    I use this in Dolphin Browser by default on android.

    For me, pros:
    - Websites load quicker than before
    - blocks a fair amount of advertising
    - safer for those sites you open in a new tab, want to read only the text, but all sorts of advertising and possible malicious links/images would have otherwise loaded in the background tab.

    Cons:
    - can be slower when opening multiple video links (eg. youtube), and instead of buffering ahead of time, each tab has to be clicked-on
    - can block a page element which you can't quite get to work unless it is turned off (rare, but happens eg. ads in front of page elements you want - just don't appear with the plugin set to on-demand - I sometimes have to switch it off altogether)

    Definitely needs a button/icon to turn the functionality on/off.
     
  5. prius04

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    I have beta (13) installed and that doesn't work for me. It does, however, work quite well on the Nightly (also works on the version of Chrome I have (Dev 20)).
     
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