Flash free and HTML5

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rowf, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

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    After reading about HTML5 in another thread regarding a flash trojan I thought that I'd try and go flash free on my Macbook (nothing to do with the flash trojan, just interested to see how much I needed Flash)

    I uninstalled Flash and clicked the 'Join HTML5 trial' link on Youtube and was distinctly unimpressed.
    Black video boxes telling me that I need to download the latest Flash player:confused:
    Am I missing something?
    I don't have any extensions installed in Safari, do I need one for HTML5?

    One thing I noticed is that my browser (Safari) speeded up quite significantly so now I'm quite keen to give this a go.
    Any Flash free pointers appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Karlsruhe macrumors newbie

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  3. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply but it's not the direction I'm looking at.
    Click to flash will block flash but it's still loaded.

    What I'm trying to do is get rid of flash altogether with the minimal amount of disruption to my browsing experience.
     
  4. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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  5. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks for the link, much appreciated and interesting reading.

    How do I install an extension that isn't downloaded via the Safari Extensions page?

    Do I just drag it into the Extensions box in Preferences?
     
  6. FloatingBones macrumors 65816

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    To install the YouTube5 extension, just go to http://www.verticalforest.com/youtube5-extension/ and click the download link. After the extension is downloaded, double-click on the YouTube5.safariextz file in your downloads window to install it.
     
  7. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help.

    Flash is gone and I'm on my way.........:)
     

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