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CatKingK
Nov 5, 2010, 04:46 PM
As our new MBA does not come with flash plug-in, will you guys install into yours or just let it be. It seems that we heard some bad comments about after the installation.
Any comment?



TEG
Nov 5, 2010, 04:52 PM
If you want it or need it, get it. The only issue I'm aware of is that Flash will cause you to use more battery because of all the Flash ads on the Internet. But even after installed, you can disable it in Safari/Firefox/Chrome settings.

TEG

ImperialX
Nov 5, 2010, 04:55 PM
Install it, but disable it unless you desperately need it for videos or Tetris.

rnb2
Nov 5, 2010, 05:00 PM
I would recommend installing the YouTube5 Safari extension from http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/10/27/youtube5-version-2/ - this will force any YouTube links to load the HTML5/h.264 versions of YouTube videos so that you don't need Flash to view them.

Then, I would also install Google Chrome, since it has the Flash player built in and so doesn't depend on the same install as Safari/Firefox/etc. John Gruber had a great article on how to set things up to use Safari without Flash as your default browser, and then set up a keyboard shortcut to open any site that needs Flash in Chrome. You can get the detailed background and instructions here: http://daringfireball.net/2010/11/flash_free_and_cheating_with_google_chrome

This will give you the best of both worlds - no Flash in Safari, but easy access to it if necessary.

astrorider
Nov 5, 2010, 05:38 PM
Why not just install ClickToFlash....doesn't that effectively disable flash unless you need it?

steve31
Nov 5, 2010, 05:54 PM
Why not just install ClickToFlash....doesn't that effectively disable flash unless you need it?Agree. Thats what I did. Battery life seems great for me.

halledise
Nov 5, 2010, 05:56 PM
Why not just install ClickToFlash....doesn't that effectively disable flash unless you need it?

+1 ClickToFlash

ingramLee
Nov 5, 2010, 06:47 PM
Why not just install ClickToFlash....doesn't that effectively disable flash unless you need it?

+3 for ClicktoFlash.

Downloaded flash plug-in and also ClicktoFlash. I am not missing flash ads on my web pages not one bit :cool:

Bluemeanie1976
Nov 5, 2010, 06:54 PM
+∞ Click to flash

acron1
Nov 5, 2010, 06:56 PM
+∞ Click to flash

Ditto...

zartemis
Nov 5, 2010, 07:23 PM
Also, for those who prefer Chrome and are willing to use a less stable version with more features, the dev channel (http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel) build now has built-in click-to-flash. You can find it in Preferences - Under the Hood - Content settings - Plug-ins - Click to play.

bcaslis
Nov 5, 2010, 07:34 PM
I'm running without the flash extension or click to flash. I do have the Youtube5 safari extension installed. It forces any Youtube video to be loaded as H.264. So far everything is working well except Hulu.

AppleGoddess
Nov 5, 2010, 08:03 PM
Why not just install ClickToFlash....doesn't that effectively disable flash unless you need it?
agreed great app.

shootingrubber
Nov 5, 2010, 08:06 PM
As our new MBA does not come with flash plug-in, will you guys install into yours or just let it be. It seems that we heard some bad comments about after the installation.
Any comment?

I am installing it. I need it for school and a lot of the videos I watch online are flash based.

agreed great app.

+1...

Tomple
Nov 5, 2010, 08:47 PM
Battery life ClickToFlash vs No Flash Installed?

Apple OC
Nov 5, 2010, 09:11 PM
one more endorsement for clicktoflash ... improves battery and makes the Internet so much better without all those annoying Ads.

very nice App:cool:

Bluemeanie1976
Nov 5, 2010, 09:42 PM
Battery life ClickToFlash vs No Flash Installed?

If flash isn't running, it isn't eating elastictrickery.

Moyank24
Nov 5, 2010, 09:54 PM
one more endorsement for clicktoflash ... improves battery and makes the Internet so much better without all those annoying Ads.

very nice App:cool:

Definitely. I was turned onto this app today in another thread and after a few hours of use I can already notice the difference.

A huge thumbs up.

CatKingK
Nov 5, 2010, 10:54 PM
Thanks for all replies. Will install flash and also the clicktoflash.
What a good site to learn how to use my MBA.

happyslayer
Nov 5, 2010, 11:08 PM
+whatever number for Click-to-Flash. Been using it for years.

Only flash when you need it and I easily get 6+ hours on my battery surfing and writing.