looking for a flash blocker add-on for firefox?

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  1. imdb

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    looking for a flash blocker add-on for firefox as simple yet effective as flashblock (due to its discontinuation). i tried all the available ones to no avail. they either don't have a whitelist option or make you having to add an extra button to your toolbar in order to activate/deactivate it for each and every website.
    tia
     
  2. J_L

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    I don't see the point of these extensions anymore ever since click to play?
     
  3. Daveski17

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    The 'Check Compatibility' extension would work at one time, but I just tried it and it didn't work. I didn't know Phil Chee had stopped developing Flashblock.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/?src=search
     
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    Can click to play be enabled in about:config?
     
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    Yes.
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    plugins.click_to_play=true
     
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    Thanks. :thumb:
     
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    Isn't "true" the default?
     
  8. Daveski17

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    Yes, I just looked at this on my Win 7 machine. Setting it to false doesn't seem to have any effect. I can't believe Phil Chee won't update this add on.
     
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    I use Click to play per element (it was the default behaviour in Firefox till someone had nothing better to do than change it)) and I whitelist websites from the address bar.
     
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    If flash needs to be white listed per site, shouldn't "ask to activate" option in plugins page help the situation.
    Or am I missing something here?
     
  12. Daveski17

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    I forgot about the plug ins page entirely. I've used flashblock so long on Firefox I forgot what it was like without it. The Maxthon equivalent extension hasn't fared well either. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  13. Pilou42

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    This key may be useful:
    plugin.sessionPermissionNow.intervalInMinutes
    If you want Chrome behavior, you have to use 0. I use 1.
     
  14. mantra

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    hi
    everytime i load facebook , firefox plays every videos
    i have tried to stop it without luck
     
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    it should, indeed. but clicking only one button is way more convenient than having to click extra buttons everytime you come across a page that has flash content on it.
     
  17. imdb

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    with the release of v34, it's no longer compatible with ff.
     
  18. harsha_mic

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    Ok. These days i have shifted to Chrome due to uMatrix and uBlock (formerly HTTPSB). It gives you all the control you need over the net requests a website makes ;)
     
  19. imdb

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    actually i'm considering moving to chrome. could you please verify whether chrome has the same tab options/capabilities you get w/ tab mix plus on ff?
     
  20. ViVek

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    Flash control works on YouTube and many other sites, just turn ON Flash control (button must be green not red)
    Firefox 35b1
     

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    I think that this is not a good thing. Hopefully Phil Chee will address this issue soon.
     
  22. imdb

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    thanks for the ss. will give it another go. although i had turned it on the last time i tried it.

    EDIT: it has no whitelist. so it breaks most of the streaming sites, esp. audio streaming services. with flashblock it's possible to add them to a whitelist, set&forget.
     
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    i'm afraid it's totally unlikely to happen because it's an abandonware now. the most recent version was released on April 2nd, 2013.
     
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    I fear you are correct about this.
     
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    Hi imdb
    NoScript can be set to blocks [Forbid] Flash. >Options>Embeddings.

    Take Care
    TheQuest :cool:
     
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