Safari 4 and Flash!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dance2noise002, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. dance2noise002 macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    Is there anyway to kill Flash ads in Safari 4 on pages such as Youtube? Because every day when I browse onto Youtube there is an ad that hangs the entire browser. Not just Safari 4 but every browser! It's incredibly annoying! HELP!
  2. ymarker macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    FF + adblock.

    Though with osx 10.6 there are occasional crashes on both safari /FF
  3. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    yes. Click2Flash is perfect for this. It also forces Youtube to show you the h264 versions of videos instead of the crappier low-res versions.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Try reinstalling Flash. So far, only the inferior Firefox has crashed (Flash or no Flash). Safari hangs for a few seconds (due to the new plug in kill feature) but that's it.

    Safari > Firefox.
  5. ryguy2303 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2009
    click2flash rocks
  6. dance2noise002 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2008
    My Safari and Firefox still crash on Youtube everytime ... the only way around it is if I disable Javascript! WTF!
  7. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    please dont start this. keep your fanboyism in check.
  8. bigdaddymac macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    New York
    I had the same problem after downloading 10.6.1. To solve:

    I went to the flash website, downloaded the latest version, closed Safari, restarted my mac, and then re-opened Safari. Flash worked fine again.

    See if that will work for you.

    Incredibly annoying that Apple pushes out an update that causes this problem, with no explanation of how to fix it.
  9. broken-chaos macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    For reference, the ClickToFlash that has been mentioned several times. Works great to prevent the SL flash problems when they're being caused by ads or unnecessary Flash objects.
  10. Scallywag macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007

    This is my favorite plug-in for Safari
  11. walala macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2007
    So when Macrumors posted the article saying that Snow Leopard downgraded our flash version I went to the Adobe site and installed the latest version. No problems. Then I installed 10.6.1 and shortly after I began having serious issues with all browsers (Firefox, Safari, etc). I would open the browser up, go to pretty much any site, and the browser would hang and I'd have to force quit. It happened over and over and over.

    Anyway, I followed your instructions and reinstalled Adobe flash and I haven't had any issues since.


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