"Stop plugins to save power" in Safari

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by bully worm, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    I thought this new feature was suppose to disable youtube videos until you click on them ala ClicktoFlash?

    I have the feature enabled but all youtube videos play instantly the moment I open them. :confused:

    I don't want to use the ClicktoFlash extension if the browser has it built in. I just can't seem to get it to work with youtube.
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2009
    You do have the option to use html5. But even with that, it still auto plays.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Jan 13, 2011
    YouTube HTML5 / MPEG-4 videos play natively, they don't use any plugins. So what's to stop here? If you hit on a Flash movie, Safari will ask for a confirmation.
    PS ClickToFlash has a killer feature - direct AirPlay of any web-embedded video! So I had to re-enable it.
  5. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    The Safari power saver is fairly smart. It will only disable plugins if they aren't central to the content of the page.

    A video on YouTube is central content so it auto-plays it. A flash-based ad in the corner on a news website is not, so Safari power saver will kick in.

    So far it's been fairly smart in my experience and I've not had to click to play anything I actually WANT to see. :)
  6. macrumors 68040


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I see. I noticed recently I thought it was bug or some kind of Safari is broken but I guess it is not...it is a feature! :apple:
  7. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I never understood the logic, sometimes I'd see it do that, other times on a similar page it would not. :confused:

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