Anything to replace clicktoflash?

steve333

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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?
 

steve333

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KALLT

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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
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.
 

KALLT

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But the question is: why Apple removed it from the extensions gallery ?
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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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.
thank you.
Not happy about it
 
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redheeler

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Resubmitting requires a developer licence now, which probably stops many extensions from being resubmitted.
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).
 

KALLT

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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).
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.
 

steve333

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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.
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
 

steve333

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

steve333

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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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