Flash blocking in Safari

Clunge

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 24, 2011
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Bit of help / advice / guidance please.

Since I switched to Mac a couple of years ago, I've been using Click To Plugin to block Flash content / other annoying things like Silverlight, etc, unless I choose to view it (by simply clicking the placeholder).

I've found since then though, it has become increasingly unreliable and unsupported. I note Click To Flash hasn't been officially supported since 10.6.

YouTube, in particular, is very hit and miss for what does/doesn't work (some content just reads 'Error') and I'm also finding an increasing number of video players simple just not being blocked or auto-playing regardless.

Am I missing something? Is Flash/all these other plug ins/players not so evil as they used to be, or am I simply trying to use an old solution on increasingly new software? Is there a 2015 equivalent of Click To Plugin?

I'm on an early 2013 13-in rMBP running El Capitan 10.11.1. Any help would be great, ta!
 

Clunge

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 24, 2011
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Thanks. Have updated to CtP 3.18 but still getting the same issues. Astonished no-one's worked on a brand new version, I'm sure there would be a lot of demand for such functionality.

What's the actual difference between CtF and CtP? Is it simply CtF just does Flash and CtP does other formats too? I just installed CtP on a recommendation two years ago and have been doing so every OS clean install since!
 
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Ebenezum

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Mar 31, 2015
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My recommendation is to ditch Flash, Sliverlight, etc. completely.

If that is not possible Chromium might be alternative solution.
 

Clunge

macrumors newbie
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Feb 24, 2011
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I'd love to, but there are so many sites I use regularly that rely on Flash, Silverlight, etc - i.e. sites I work on.

Guess CtP is going to be the best compromise for the foreseeable future until HTML overtakes everything (not holding my breath here...).