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Since ff18 i once got a weird popup which asked about plugin activation (not click to play) is this new in ff18?


I've upgraded to ff18.

On amazon.co.uk i got a weird ff system popup (yellowish bg) asking if i wanted to activate the flash plugin (yes. not now, never). like the remember password popup options. it didn;t register completely (end of the day ^^) so i clicked never (since amazon doesn't need flash for what i use it for). but after the click i thought hey wait, wtf, i don't know this window.

Now i didn't read anything about this in the release notes. Is this part of ff18? also i cannot reproduce this on other firefox18 installs on other machines.

Now i have installed no script + request policy, but i couldn;t find anything about this in those release notes either.

also since i clicked never, i've also looked in the about:config and searched for amazon to check if i could find the config entry which stored my choise, without luck.

also if this is from firefox itself, is there a configuration option/settings key which i can use for lookiup in about:cfg?


Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

More Information

version 18
click to play enabled
flash version 11.5.502.135
no script
requestpolicy 0.5.27
httpfox/firebug & fiddlerhook

Question owner

Ok i finally found it.

Its indeed in firefox, i finally managed to find what i clicked to trigger it (a specific element in amazon's site)

If you click on the site identity in the location bar (the globe) then more info. you'll get a site specific screen which has a permissions tab which has the allow plugins setting.

funny that i've never before clicked that deal icon ^^ and thus didn;t know about this firefox feature :)

eroval 0 solutions 1 answers

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This feature has been out for a while.

But before version 18, it only pops up when you click the icon.

The auto popup is annoying. I hope there is an option to use the old way.

Modified by eroval

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Current Firefox versions have a way to block outdated plugins and can use Click-to-Play to add to option to enable such a blocked plugin.