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Enable Flash for only selected sites

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Flash implementation sucks and will eventually be replaced by HTML 5 functionality.

Most sites today work without Flash but a few still require them. The ones that do not need flash will in most cases use it anyway if Flash is enabled. To be able to use all sites one has to have Flash enabled for all sites.

To speed Firefox up and be able to migrate away from Flash completely I would like the option to by default have Flash disabled and to manually enable it for certain sites only. This would both speed up the browsing experience and the general migration from Flash to HTML 5.

Flash implementation sucks and will eventually be replaced by HTML 5 functionality. Most sites today work without Flash but a few still require them. The ones that do not need flash will in most cases use it anyway if Flash is enabled. To be able to use all sites one has to have Flash enabled for all sites. To speed Firefox up and be able to migrate away from Flash completely I would like the option to by default have Flash disabled and to manually enable it for certain sites only. This would both speed up the browsing experience and the general migration from Flash to HTML 5.

Chosen solution

Try this addon: Flashblock

I believe Noscript also blocks Flash.

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brunohaxes 6 solutions 38 answers

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Try this addon: Flashblock

I believe Noscript also blocks Flash.

Try this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/?src=search Flashblock] I believe [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/?src=search Noscript] also blocks Flash.

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Thanks, that works even though it means always enabling Flash on the sites requiring it.

Thanks, that works even though it means always enabling Flash on the sites requiring it.
cor-el
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You can inspect and manage the permissions for all domains on the about:permissions page or for the domain in the currently selected tab by clicking the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location bar and "More Information" to open "Page Info" and go to the Permissions tab.

You can disable click-to-play to be able to select which plugins are allowed on specific web pages (enable, disable, ask).
Set the plugins.click_to_play pref to true on the about:config page.

You can inspect and manage the permissions for all domains on the <b>about:permissions</b> page or for the domain in the currently selected tab by clicking the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location bar and "More Information" to open "Page Info" and go to the Permissions tab. *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/how-do-i-manage-website-permissions *Tools > Page Info > Permissions You can disable click-to-play to be able to select which plugins are allowed on specific web pages (enable, disable, ask).<br /> Set the <b>plugins.click_to_play</b> pref to <i>true</i> on the <b>about:config</b> page. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config

Modified by cor-el