Anything to replace clicktoflash?

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  1. steve333 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like Apple removed clicktoflash from the safari extensions page.
    Can anything in replace it, to be able to download videos?
     
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  4. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it might be a security issue since they pulled it from the app store

    I want to be able to convert to html5 and then download a clip using clicktoflash
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    They just created a new extensions gallery. The only caveat is that Safari 9 will only auto-update extensions that are in the new gallery. Everything else has to be updated manually.
     
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    But the question is: why Apple removed it from the extensions gallery ?
     
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

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    They didn’t remove it specifically. They just created a new gallery, i.e. removed all apps. Resubmitting requires a developer licence now, which probably stops many extensions from being resubmitted.
     
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    thank you.
    Not happy about it
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Apple thinks Safari has a massive usage share, enough to charge $99 to develop extensions. It's kinda cute :)

    Seriously though, this is one of the main reasons I'm reluctant to upgrade to Safari 9/El Capitan on my main Mac, despite the improvements it brings. I can't even develop my own extensions for my own browser without having them automatically deleted on restart (I have a free developer certificate, and it still works just fine for Safari 8).
     
  10. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The developer certificate will expire soon though and it can’t be renewed. Mine expired a while ago.

    I don’t know why they did it. Most extensions were hobby projects without monetary incentives. The aspect of payment completely ruins it.
     
  11. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    clicktoflash isn't in there last I checked. I still have it in safari from before but when I uncheck the enable box and then re-enable it I get a warning about it not being from the gallery. I know they removed some apps for security reasons so I'm reluctant to use it. Hard to believe that clicktoflash is the only app of it's kind but I searched and found nothing that does what it does
     
  12. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked, there is no more manual update selection like there used to be, for any of my extensions
     
  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You'll see the option to update when updates are available.
     
  14. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, there used to be a spot to check for an update
     
  15. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yeah, apparently that just happens automatically now. I wish there was a popup to let the user know that there's updates available.
     
  16. steve333 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I emailed the developer, he said clicktoflash won't go back to the app store since they are charging a fee for it now.
     

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