How long can you last without flash enabled on your laptop?

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I did this, but I'd like to see the response. And I'm not talking about the iPhone, iPod touch, etc…
     
  2. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    I use ClickToFlash, and video sites aside, I don't really miss it.
     
  3. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So you didn't last very long I guess.
     
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    I've lasted ever since Click To Flash came out. I don't miss it one bit - in fact I get annoyed at work when I have flash adverts everywhere.
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I couldn't use it for an hour without flash. And the wife would be pissed if\
    she couldn't play farmtown or mafia wars.
     
  7. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    C2F is peace of mind, but how often did you have to enable flash?
     
  8. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried?
     
  9. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    I think the only thing I would miss would be my wordpress blog stats.
     
  10. cube macrumors G5

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    I ask:

    How long can you last without Real Player being supported in Snow Leopard?
     
  11. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I use real player all the time. Sometimes I listen to a talk radio stream and listen to music on itunes at the same time
     
  12. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    The horror!!:eek:
     
  13. marksman macrumors 603

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    Yes?

    I am three trillion years old and so far no problems.
     
  14. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    I use GlimmerBlocker for ads and CLick2Flash to block flash.

    Flash is widely used but it's losing ground (source: Daring Fireball).

    I know many people can't live without it but it's a matter of waiting for developers to stop using flash.
    Before Flash was used mostly to show an ugly and stupid presentation to enter a website. It got widely used when websites started the video format wars. You had quicktime, realplayer, vmw...

    At that time most people used Desktops and videos where small resolution. Nobody knew/cared about optimization/cpu consumption. Today notebooks are more used and battery life is important.

    New technologies are arriving to substitute Flash. They are better and exist now. You just have to wait for developers to adapt. Youtube and Vimeo are already pushing html5 in their videos, so we should expect for other big and small websites to follow.

    Flash video is dying SOON. What about games? That's another story.
     
  15. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    isn't clicktoflash a solution that they should use, then? give people the choice.....

    it's funny how I was listening to Leo Laporte saying the same thing about flash, but all of his live streams are based on flash
     
  16. marksman macrumors 603

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    No.

    Flash sucks, so click to flash does not make it suck any less.

    That is like should we let our kids use drugs. No we should not let them do drugs, unless they want to use drugs, and in that case we should then let them use drugs.
     
  17. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i'd like to say something, but the bant hammer will come down on me
     
  18. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    depends how old they are. kids drink alcohol in some countries. kids take pharmaceuticals for medicinal purposes.
     
  19. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    I suppose you're trying to make some kind of point. Well done. I'll be happy when Flash has gone the way of IE6. If the increase in the number of devices like the iPad that do not support Flash hastens its demise, I'm all for it.
     
  20. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    You mean widely used, widely supported, and a requirement for lots of enterprise and in house/custom software, much to the despiar of sys admins everywhere?
     
  21. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm just saying if the content is what you wanted, you didn't care that it was flash....or you wouldn't have used it.

    I don't like flash....it hits my CPU hard, but there are times where I don't mind. I'm watching TWIT live right now.
     
  22. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    IE6's market share has been in freefall for ages, which is why companies like Google are happy to abandon support for it:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8488751.stm
     
  23. Luke Redpath macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I do care and I will continue to advocate the use of better alternatives.
     
  24. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I would also like to get the content that I need to get rather than waiting for the switch. I'm hoping everyone switches to HTML5 right now, but I still need a way to get to those that don't.
     
  25. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    I use ClickToFlash however, almost all websites I go to have flash including this forum. On most of the sites I frequent I have to allow certain segments to the white list because they are important to me. Its such a pain.:(
     

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