Firefox to block nearly all plug-ins by default with 'Click to Play'

By Jos
Jan 31, 2013
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  1. Third-party plug-ins can be a real pain in the back for browser developers. Security holes constantly showing up in Java or Adobe Reader, for example, leave those running unpatched versions open to potential drive-by download attacks. Looking to minimize the...

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  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,917   +119 Staff Member

    Fantastic idea! I hope this becomes the default in all major browsers!
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  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,409   +281

    Yep this is good. Sometimes I use Safari on my Macs and I have ClicktoFlash installed, its sometimes surprising how much Flash a lot of pages use.
  4. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 943   +27

    I wish they'd do it for the latest version of Flash, too. With hundreds of tabs open Flash can severely slows down some operations such as opening tabs, and I regularly keep it disabled, only occasionally turning it on when I really need it.


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