Flash blocking in Safari

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Clunge, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Clunge macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. nmeed macrumors regular

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  3. Clunge thread starter macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  4. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Since El Cap, I did a fresh install and didn't include Flash. I just use Chrome whenever I really need to use a Flash based site.
     
  5. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

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    My recommendation is to ditch Flash, Sliverlight, etc. completely.

    If that is not possible Chromium might be alternative solution.
     
  6. Clunge thread starter macrumors newbie

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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...).
     

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