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    Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    But it's easy to enable Flash if you want it, just click the 'allow' button on affected sites.
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    old news! it's been doing this for weeks. And I love it. Blocks crappy adds from launching in my email for me

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Flash really needs to just die.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    I can only see less savvy people wondering what's going on though...
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Oh and on my Firefox it isn't blocked yet...
    V39.0 Firefox
    V18.0.0.203 Flash plugin
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Oh and on my Firefox it isn't blocked yet...
    V39.0 Firefox
    V18.0.0.203 Flash plugin
    Mine did a similar thing when I installed the latest adobe patch. I just manually reset it to ask each time in the add-on manager. It's great. I get to chose when I want to watch video content. Faster page loads, less clutter. Amazing!

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    from what I'm reading elsewhere it may just be the old 'buggy' versions rather than the latest 'buggy' version

    Maybe it's me but killing off flash is a bit overkill, there's plenty of pc's out there that are fine for browsing the web that can't handle html5 video very well, not to mention the plethora of flash based games. I'd rather that Adobe actually spends some time on making it work properly

    edit: getting the pop ups.... in less than an hour I'm already fed up with them, even 'disabling it' keeps the stupid pop ups. It's surprising just how many of the sites I visit actually get this popup even when there is no flash visible meaning it's likely their adverts activating it which are being blocked by adblocker.
    Last edited by LSG501; 14-07-2015 at 01:35 PM.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Go into tools>addons and check your flash version then!
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Go into tools>addons and check your flash version then!
    First thing I did....the most recently released version of flash is still the 'old' version with the current 0 day issues, can't even force it to 'always active' either.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Got FlashControl installed on Chrome(ium) so this is a good thing on the whole. Downside is that some banks eBanking sites request Flash, (don't know why), so these might break.

    Glad to see the back of it personally though - the less plugins, the better. Anyone trying to kill Java-in-the-browser too? (my other pet hate)

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    I've had it off for a long time on Firefox now anywya.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    It's about time really, I'm just surprised Firefox was the first to do it since Firefox still depends quite heavily on Flash and is still a bit behind on HTML5 also.

    That said, I had Firefox start leaking memory 1/2 weeks ago and I had been ready to move to Chrome for a while, simply waiting for them to stop messing about with the horrible bookmark thumbnail UI they had which theyve now disabled, so I've moved over to chrome now anyway.

    Change was surprisingly smooth, only a few teething troubles with apps not doing what I expect always in Chrome, also LastPass seems to be a little more fiddly in Chrome than it was in Firefox, so on the whole this change is irrelevant for me now. It's safe to assume Flash is going to float around for years to come yet, both for legacy support and for weaker machines, but hopefully this will put pressure on adobe to take a serious look at cleaning it up a bit.

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    First thing I did....the most recently released version of flash is still the 'old' version with the current 0 day issues, can't even force it to 'always active' either.
    The patched versions are up, direct links here: https://www.adobe.com/products/flash...ribution3.html

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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Mine has just updated
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    Sooner Flash is killed for good the better. Linux versions are stuck around v11, so are pretty useless for most sites anyhow.
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox browser starts to block Flash by default

    It doesn't need to be disabled. It needs to die a very quick death. It's a good start, but... it's not enough.

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