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  1. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    Bug 1370350 - Write article about Flash blocklists and Click-to-Play by default

    P.S. See also: Bug 1348089 Implement new plugin option for Flash as a checkbox to toggle the allow/blocklist feature (plugins.flashBlock.enabled) VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 55

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Roadmap (quote) August 2017 Starting with Firefox 55 in August 2017, users must choose which sites are allowed to activate the Flash plugin. Users will have the choice to remember the Flash setting per-site. This change will be rolled out progressively during August and September 2017.

    In order to improve security and performance, Mozilla will maintain a list of sites which cannot use any plugins.

    [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1370350 Bug 1370350] - Write article about Flash blocklists and Click-to-Play by default P.S. See also: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1348089 Bug 1348089] Implement new plugin option for Flash as a checkbox to toggle the allow/blocklist feature (plugins.flashBlock.enabled) VERIFIED FIXED in Firefox 55 https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Roadmap (quote) '''August 2017''' Starting with Firefox 55 in August 2017, users must [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Flash_Activation:_Browser_Comparison choose] which sites are allowed to activate the Flash plugin. Users will have the choice to remember the Flash setting per-site. This change will be rolled out progressively during August and September 2017. In order to improve security and performance, Mozilla will [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Plugins/Blocking_By_Domain maintain a list of sites] which cannot use any plugins.
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  2. philipp 1089 posts
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    Hi, i was wondering why the title of the article and the first sentence don't refer to flash exclusively and also drag potential other plugins into the topic. Quickly scanning through the related bugs, this feature also seems to be referred to as a block for flash only (and since it's landing in 55 we don't support any other plugins there anyway)...

    Hi, i was wondering why the title of the article and the first sentence don't refer to flash exclusively and also drag potential other plugins into the topic. Quickly scanning through the related bugs, this feature also seems to be referred to as a block for flash only (and since it's landing in 55 we don't support any other plugins there anyway)...
  3. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    philipp said

    Hi, i was wondering why the title of the article and the first sentence don't refer to flash exclusively and also drag potential other plugins into the topic. Quickly scanning through the related bugs, this feature also seems to be referred to as a block for flash only (and since it's landing in 55 we don't support any other plugins there anyway)...

    I reopened bug 1370350 and posted this comment asking Joni, since she wrote the article.

    ''philipp [[#post-15198|said]]'' <blockquote> Hi, i was wondering why the title of the article and the first sentence don't refer to flash exclusively and also drag potential other plugins into the topic. Quickly scanning through the related bugs, this feature also seems to be referred to as a block for flash only (and since it's landing in 55 we don't support any other plugins there anyway)... </blockquote> I reopened [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1370350 bug 1370350] and posted [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1370350#c17 this comment] asking Joni, since she wrote the article.
  4. Artist 23 posts
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    Same question was raised for article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins - since section "How click to activate works" refers to Flash Player anyway and other plugins are not supported anymore, it would make sense to focus solely on Flash in title and text in both articles.

    I'll post a cross-link to this discussion in the article "Why do I have to click to activate plugins?"

    Same question was raised for article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins - since section "How click to activate works" refers to Flash Player anyway and other plugins are not supported anymore, it would make sense to focus solely on Flash in title and text in both articles. I'll post a cross-link to this discussion in the article "Why do I have to click to activate plugins?"
  5. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    ''Artist [[#post-15204|said]]'' <blockquote> Same question was raised for article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins </blockquote> I replied here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins/discuss/7104#post-15206
  6. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    P.S. I agree that this article only applies to Flash and that the title and content should reflect that. We should change the title of this article to (for example) The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default and delete any mention of other plugins.

    P.S. I agree that this article only applies to Flash and that the title and content should reflect that. We should change the title of this article to (for example) '''The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default''' and delete any mention of other plugins.
  7. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    I made a revision to the Intro that's pending review, to change "Plugins such as Flash" to "The Flash plugin". Once approved, we'll need to change the article title, which is currently "Plugins (like Flash) are blocked on some sites by default". I suggested the title, The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default (we can keep the same slug, "flash-blocklists").

    I posted a new comment to the bug report, which is still pending a reply from Joni..

    I made a revision to the Intro that's pending review, to change "Plugins such as Flash" to "The Flash plugin". Once approved, we'll need to change the article title, which is currently "Plugins (like Flash) are blocked on some sites by default". I suggested the title, '''The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default''' (we can keep the same slug, "flash-blocklists"). I posted a [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1370350#c18 new comment] to the bug report, which is still pending a reply from Joni..
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  8. AliceWyman 5146 posts
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    AliceWyman said

    I made a revision to the Intro that's pending review, to change "Plugins such as Flash" to "The Flash plugin". Once approved, we'll need to change the article title, which is currently "Plugins (like Flash) are blocked on some sites by default". I suggested the title, The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default (we can keep the same slug, "flash-blocklists").

    Joni approved my revision today and changed the article title to the above.

    ''AliceWyman [[#post-15272|said]]'' <blockquote> I made a revision to the Intro that's pending review, to change "Plugins such as Flash" to "The Flash plugin". Once approved, we'll need to change the article title, which is currently "Plugins (like Flash) are blocked on some sites by default". I suggested the title, '''The Flash plugin is blocked on some sites by default''' (we can keep the same slug, "flash-blocklists"). </blockquote> Joni approved my revision today and changed the article title to the above.