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Mozilla: Firefox Now Deactivating Most Plug-Ins by Default

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September 28, 2013 4:15:07 AM

Just two things:
1: Only the last few versions of Flash will not be blocked, older and more insecure (Flash is never secure) versions will also need to be clicked.
2: Plugins are less useful nowadays, but still not useless: DRM protected content cannot be distributed or served one the net with the alternatives.

And here is a link for the aforementioned add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/click-to...
September 28, 2013 5:25:03 AM

I wish Internet Explorer would uninstall itself.
September 28, 2013 5:27:21 AM

Ha! That last post just earned me a Tom's "Night Owl" badge and it's the middle of the day here. Doesn't Tom's detect each users local time?
September 28, 2013 6:07:02 AM

This is a bit of an annoyance because I prefer a real PDF plugin to pdf.js, which is still too slow.
September 28, 2013 6:55:08 AM

Been using Flashblock and NoScript for a long time, so won't change anything for me. (Before you cry redundancy, NoScript misses some things, which is what Flashblock is for)
September 28, 2013 9:41:44 AM

There is nothing more annoying then when software thinks it knows best for the users.
I don't agree with these tactics because plugins are still necessary for many types of media.

Luckily it is probably possible to get around this crap with about:config
September 28, 2013 9:55:32 AM

Flash is the plug-in that most needs to be disabled! It's been the cause of more problems than any other single program/app/plug-in
September 28, 2013 1:25:49 PM

Hopefully there will be an option to leave plugin's on by default. I have things customized the way I like them to be in Firefox. I don't want them to start messing everything up. The plugins I don't use or want have already been disabled. They also need to add an option to uninstall plugins you don't want rather than just disabling them.

Though it would be much worse if they expanded this to add-ons.
September 28, 2013 2:49:35 PM

It's all about Ad Blocking.
September 29, 2013 2:31:08 PM

otacon said:
mrmike_49 said:
Flash is the plug-in that most needs to be disabled! It's been the cause of more problems than any other single program/app/plug-in


Why? IE handles Flash just fine and always has. Flash isn't the issue, FF is just garbage and has been since v4.


Flash with firefox doesn't give my any problems. Firefox did have a problem with crashing sometime between version 3.x - version 15 but they finally stomped that bug out.
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