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Ok, I get it. Flash will be abandoned in 15 months time. Who can actually do something about this? The developers of sites that use flash. So why am I being punished? Why do I need to click 3 times additionally for something I have exactly zero, zip, null, no influence over whatsoever? Speaking about user friendliness, this is NOT it. Apart from downgrading or reverting to another browser that has not implemented this ridiculous anti-user-friendiness measure, what can I do?

Ok, I get it. Flash will be abandoned in 15 months time. Who can actually do something about this? The developers of sites that use flash. So why am I being punished? Why do I need to click 3 times additionally for something I have exactly zero, zip, null, no influence over whatsoever? Speaking about user friendliness, this is NOT it. Apart from downgrading or reverting to another browser that has not implemented this ridiculous anti-user-friendiness measure, what can I do?
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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:69.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/69.0

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Tyler Downer
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As someone who uses a website that still uses Flash, you are in the best position to pressure that website to switch to modern technology. That's what I would suggest.

Flash is inherently insecure, and the drive to kill it off is being driven by the company that made flash themselves.

You should never downgrade your browser to use an ancient technology

As someone who uses a website that still uses Flash, you are in the best position to pressure that website to switch to modern technology. That's what I would suggest. Flash is inherently insecure, and the drive to kill it off is being driven by the company that made flash themselves. You should never downgrade your browser to use an ancient technology
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McCoy
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Hello Sandra,

In addition to Tyler Downer's reply :

On sites that still use Flash, you can now enable Flash per session for a certain amount of time (you will have to keep the session open though) :

Type in the address bar about:config and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked)

Type in the search bar and look for the preference :

plugin.sessionPermissionNow.intervalInMinutes and set its value to e.g. 1440

Then close and restart Firefox.

Also see this bug report :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1581664

I don't think that you'll find a browser that is more user-friendly .....

Sites that still use Flash have been warned about the end-of-life for Flash (by Adobe, the company behind Flash) back in 2017, and had (and still have) ample time to switch to HTML5.

Hello Sandra, In addition to Tyler Downer's reply : On sites that still use Flash, you can now enable Flash per session for a certain amount of time (you will have to keep the session open though) : Type in the address bar '''about:config''' and press Enter (promise to be careful, if asked) Type in the search bar and look for the preference : '''plugin.sessionPermissionNow.intervalInMinutes''' and set its value to e.g. '''1440''' Then close and restart Firefox. Also see this bug report : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1581664 I don't think that you'll find a browser that is more user-friendly ..... Sites that still use Flash have been warned about the end-of-life for Flash (by Adobe, the company behind Flash) back in 2017, and had (and still have) ample time to switch to HTML5.
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armorgames, kongregate, sites who are massively dependent on the developers. I can't pressure those sites. Besides, Ancient teechnology is DOS. Ever opened a command prompt on windows? It's still there. Sorry mate, this is not a good enough reason to cause me carpal tunnel syndrome. No, i've downgraded to 68.2 "allow and remember".

armorgames, kongregate, sites who are massively dependent on the developers. I can't pressure those sites. Besides, Ancient teechnology is DOS. Ever opened a command prompt on windows? It's still there. Sorry mate, this is not a good enough reason to cause me carpal tunnel syndrome. No, i've downgraded to 68.2 "allow and remember".
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McCoy
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Sandra de Wild said

armorgames, kongregate, sites who are massively dependent on the developers.

Armor Games : In this thread one of the developers suggests to use a portable Firefox version for those games that still depend on Flash :

https://armorgames.com/community/thread/12671623/flash-player-closing-in-2020

Kongregate : They already switched a lot of games to HTML5, and here is a list :

https://www.kongregate.com/html5-games

''Sandra de Wild [[#answer-1260226|said]]'' <blockquote> armorgames, kongregate, sites who are massively dependent on the developers. </blockquote> Armor Games : In this thread one of the developers suggests to use a portable Firefox version for those games that still depend on Flash : https://armorgames.com/community/thread/12671623/flash-player-closing-in-2020 Kongregate : They already switched a lot of games to HTML5, and here is a list : https://www.kongregate.com/html5-games
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