Disabling Flash

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dgdosen, Jan 17, 2011.

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    dgdosen

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    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...
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i like clicktoflash
     
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    iNotion

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    ClickToFlash is the best! A must download for all current MBA users:D
     
  4. lucashungaro, Jan 17, 2011
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    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).
     
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    mrsir2009

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    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.
     
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    poobear

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    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.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I use Flashblock for Firefox - works very nicely (just like Click2Flash) if you prefer surfing with Firefox. Available here.
     

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