Skip to comments.Firefox blocks Flash, and Facebook calls for its death
Posted on 07/15/2015 5:35:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Adobe Flash, the much-loathed, bug-plagued relic of a browser plugin, just got a big nail driven into its coffin.
Mozilla blocked Flash by default in its Firefox browser late Monday night, a day after Facebook's (FB, Tech30) security chief called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all.
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Interestingly, Google Chrome told me my flash was disabled today. Then it wouldn’t let me fix it. So I reinstalled Google Chrome and now it works fine and updated itself too. Not sure what that was about, possibly a new update from Adobe Flash that wanted to come through?
Stoopid, lazy , complacent me has it turned on on several sites and am uninstalling it and checking out to see if Ive screwed anything up yet.
I’ve been poking around doing searches about this nuisance...
Youtube doesn’t use Flash as default any more. It defaults to HTML5.
....and now I’m getting update requests for Java plugin update as well.......
Flash should have been killed off a decade ago. No excuse for such problematic software.
HTML 5 should run native.
I went to that website and clicked on the button to use HTML5 but it did not switch anything. It just continued to say it would use the default player.... Which is Flash. Only about 3 of the formats listed said they could be used. And I am using the latest version of Firefox. I did a google search and could not even find anyone with the same issue.
This isn’t the first time. It happened about a week ago too. I still avoid firefox after the whole thing with their CEO, but I’m forced to use it for a couple of management apps at work
At work, I am forced to work with IE. There in is the problem.
Having it off by default is only good security - if one wants it on, then one should be aware of potential risks - much better than finding out the hard way that a bad site had automatic access.
Bookmaraking for later. Thanks.
This isn’t a prompt for an update. It’s asking me if I wish to INSTALL Flash. Which I already have and it works just fine.
Asinine Adobe add-ons are atrophying automation...
I have the same issue.
I found the solution to my problem. Maybe it will help you. My problem was that NoScript was blocking things on the page in addition to Flash. I temporarily allowed some items (not including Flash) and it works fine.
Thanks. I tried starting firefox with all addons disabled. And It still did not work. But thanks for the suggestion.
If it is intrusive, it is likely to be something that found a niche and is now trying to get you to open the door.
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