Flash on an iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by themoffster, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    I have recently just uninstalled flash from my machine. I didn't really have a reason to do it (not attacked, or exploited in any way), but felt that flash was the biggest security loophole in OSX (although technically not in OSX i know).

    I've realised that a lot of places require flash such as youtube and the BBC news website - how do other users cope?

    Do you run flash, not run flash and have an alternative (wasn't HTML5 meant to replace flash years ago?)... what's the general consensus?
  2. macrumors G3

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I just use Chrome when I need Flash. Simple and easy. Just the way I like it.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    There's an extension for Safari that blocks Flash on pages, replacing it with a gray square that you can click on if you need to really see what was blocked

    I don't remember the name of the extension but its almost always in the top 10 list.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    It's called ClickToFlash, and there's ClickToPlugIn, both available in Safari Preferences/Extensions/Get Extensions or https://extensions.apple.com/
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    Click to flash now installed.
    Thanks guys!

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