Adobe Flash

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by me43, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. me43 macrumors member

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    I just purchased a new mac and I need to download Flash player in safari. I already use the extension that allows clicking to activate flash. Is there any other ways to help prevent flash from slowing down your computer and saving battery? Also is there a way to prevent all the installers and other applications that download from Adobe with it?
     
  2. cledet macrumors regular

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    People might call me crazy for this but honestly, I recommend uninstalling Flash. Most sites that use Flash for video most likely have a HTML 5 version of it anyway, especially YouTube. Flash causes too many graphical issues for me as well. It's a dead technology (unless you play games.)

    Also, I'm not sure if there's any apps that are bundled with Flash. I could be wrong.
     
  3. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    I don't have Flash installed at all, this machine has never had it installed. If I run across a site that I HAVE to get to that uses flash (I did a few days ago) I just launch Chrome and use that for the site.
     
  4. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    With an extension like click to flash/plugin Flash shouldn't slow anything down as it will only run in the browser when you tell it to. So it shouldn't impact your battery life or speed.

    I'm pretty sure there aren't any other apps bundled with Flash, at-least not with the current version.

    If you don't want to install Flash system wide you could install Chrome which comes with a built in version of Flash.
     

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