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How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

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How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

Some pages have 3, 4, 5 or more adobe flash advertisements running at the same time, which slows the browser down tremendously. Then, if you happen to have multiple tabs open, the browser crawls to a virtual standstill, and many times, stops responding at all.

I would like to be able to choose whether or not a page can run flash content - not have it be something that runs all the time for every page, with the only option being to kill the plugincontainer process in taskmanager - which kills even the Adobe Flash items you might want to view; such as a youtube video.

Why is there not a way to turn Adobe Flash off in the browser? I have updated both Firefox and Adobe Flash but nowhere is there an option for turning it on or off depending on your needs.

Can a control be added to the Internet Options, that you can set, to have a page ask before it is allowed to run Flash Content? Having that kind of control would GREATLY enhance the enjoyment of browsing multiple pages.

Any information on how to do this, would be appreciated.

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Re: How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

hello, this is already possible in firefox: go to firefox/tools > addons > plugins and set shockwave flash to ask to activate. then the plugin will stay disabled per default but can be activated on a per-site basis...

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Re: How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

hello, this is already possible in firefox: go to firefox/tools > addons > plugins and set shockwave flash to ask to activate. then the plugin will stay disabled per default but can be activated on a per-site basis...

Re: How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

That seems to have done the trick. Thank you.

I guess it would have been too simple for it to have the same name. I was looking for Adobe Flash, whereas Firefox's add-ons manager page calls it Shockwave Flash.

Kind of hard to see an orange when the only label the box has is grape. Smiley Happy

I truly appreciate your help.

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Re: How do I turn off Adobe Flash - too many sites have Flash Advertisements which slow the browser to less than a crawl.

See also extensions like these that can block content:

You need to subscribe to a Filter list (e.g. the EasyList).