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Flash plugin option "ask to activate" is grayed out

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With the Flash plugin, the option to "ask to activate" is grayed out. Is it possible to restore this option, rather than having Flash always on or always off?

(I previously posted this question in the wrong forum area, namely Thunderbird)

With the Flash plugin, the option to "ask to activate" is grayed out. Is it possible to restore this option, rather than having Flash always on or always off? (I previously posted this question in the wrong forum area, namely Thunderbird)

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  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • The plugin allows you to have a better experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Shockwave Flash 16.0 r0
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.3.133
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector

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  • driverDate: 11-28-2013
  • driverDate2: 2-5-2015
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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
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Misc

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  • Accessibility: Yes
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link} While you are in safe mode;

Type about:preferences#advanced<Enter> in the address bar.

Under Advanced, Select General. Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck. ------------------------ '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Start Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web link} While you are in safe mode; Type '''about:preferences#advanced'''<Enter> in the address bar. Under '''Advanced,''' Select '''General.''' Look for and turn off '''Use Hardware Acceleration'''. Poke around safe web sites. Are there any problems?
cor-el
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17537 solutions 158573 answers

Is this choice disabled for all plugins?

If you do not have the "Ask To Activate" choice for plugin on the "Firefox > Add-ons Plugins" page then check if the plugins.click_to_play pref is set to true on the about:config page.

Is this choice disabled for all plugins? If you do not have the "Ask To Activate" choice for plugin on the "Firefox > Add-ons Plugins" page then check if the <b>plugins.click_to_play</b> pref is set to true on the about:config page. *https://wiki.mozilla.org/Opt-in_activation_for_plugins *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/why-do-i-have-click-activate-plugins *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/add-ons-cause-issues-are-on-blocklist