Did Adobe ever actually make a Flash version that works better on the Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mellofello, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]If you recall all the hoopla about battery life last year

    http://www.macrumors.com/2010/11/17/adobe-testing-macbook-air-optimized-version-of-flash-player/

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/209856/dump_flash_get_2_extra_hours_of_macbook_air_battery_life.html

    As any owner of the Air knows Flash is a ravenous destroyer of the battery life. I have been in a situation where I am close to wifi but far from a plug for the past few nights, and this is killing me.

    I was wondering if anyone was able to get the beta of the Air Flash, and if so could point me in the right direction. Google just references the articles of yesteryear.

    TIA
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Install Click2Flash, that way flash will only kill you when you want it to.
     
  3. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    If you're watching Youtube videos a lot, you could join their HTML 5 program.
     
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    About 3 weeks ago I installed Flash Block in Chrome (which has built-in flash capabilities to begin with instead of downloading the plugin) and joined the HTML5 program on Youtube. Since then, I have definitely seen a performance bump and better battery life on my current machine (Lenovo 410).

    Both are highly recommended (blocker + html5 program).
     
  5. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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  6. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping that there was a way to make flash run more efficiently. I am stuck sitting in one place watching hulu without a plug anywhere close by.
     

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