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louden
Jan 17, 2011, 08:18 PM
So, does anyone have any personal experience with longer battery life on the MBA by disabling flash?

I'm doing so through Chrome on my 11" - and I don't seem to miss it... Although I've never timed how much longer, if any, the battery lasts...



johncozen
Jan 17, 2011, 08:54 PM
i like clicktoflash

iNotion
Jan 17, 2011, 09:09 PM
ClickToFlash is the best! A must download for all current MBA users:D

lucashungaro
Jan 17, 2011, 09:33 PM
I follow these tips from John Gruber: http://daringfireball.net/2010/11/flash_free_and_cheating_with_google_chrome and http://daringfireball.net/2010/11/masquerading_as_mobile_safari

Totally Flash free on Safari (or Firefox when I need it). Keep Chrome for occasions where Flash is demanded.

I don't use ClickToFlash because Flash has (or had, I didn't bother verifying anymore) of staying around after you use it for the first time, even if you close the tab. It's pure software junk (I'm a developer and I think Adobe is completely lazy).

mrsir2009
Jan 17, 2011, 10:08 PM
Click2Flash for Safari - Its great :D Wish they extended it for other browsers though such as Google Chrome and Firefox, as not all Mac users use Safari.

poobear
Jan 18, 2011, 06:57 AM
I'm doing so through Chrome on my 11" - and I don't seem to miss it... Although I've never timed how much longer, if any, the battery lasts...
Really depends on which websites you go to, some have flash and some don't. For me under normal browsing, maybe 30-60 min more.

Stingray454
Jan 18, 2011, 07:10 AM
Click2Flash for Safari - Its great :D Wish they extended it for other browsers though such as Google Chrome and Firefox, as not all Mac users use Safari.

I use Flashblock for Firefox - works very nicely (just like Click2Flash) if you prefer surfing with Firefox. Available here (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/).