flash player and rmbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BA23, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. BA23 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hello.
    i just 'less than a month ago' got my rmbp,
    i installed adobe flash player, and when i open youtube above the video it give me warning that flash player goona use a lot of battery ,
    and so i read that flash player goona destroy the battery
    is it true?
    do u'all use flash player?
    thx:apple:
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    #2
    Flash is a resource hog and I avoid using it if at all possible.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    #3
    If your concerned about Flash Player, install Safari Extension called ClickToFlash. Flash stuff only plays if you click on it. And you can white list sites (e.g. YouTube) if you want the flash to play automatically.
     
  4. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Yes it will - simply put Flash is terrible!

    Most of us use FlashBlock or ClickToFlash to control when it runs to save battery life.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    #5
    As others mentioned, Flash is a battery hog. I use the Youtube5 extension in Safari to play YT vids without Flash.
     
  6. Hansana macrumors regular

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    Which one is better clicktoflash or YT5 extension?
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    They have different purposes. Click to Flash blocks all flash content unless you click on it and Youtube5 is a video plug in replacement.
     

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