Safari + ClickToFlash = brilliant

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  1. drlunanerd macrumors 65816

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    The ClickToFlash plugin for Safari is great :D

    Really reduces CPU usage (and improves notebook battery life) when browsing around annoying websites stuffed with Flash adverts. I've tried various solutions to this problem in the past and this is the best.

    It's a proper plugin too not an InputManager hack so will be more stable and shouldn't break if you upgrade Safari.
     
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  3. drlunanerd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Repeat: it's a proper plugin too not an InputManager hack so will be more stable and shouldn't break if you upgrade Safari.

    It only blocks Flash content from auto-loading. Exactly what I was looking for.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's what the others do. They don't break when upgrading, either.
     
  5. drlunanerd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not in my experience, but YMMV.
     
  6. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I just installed ClickToFlash the other day and it is indeed great. It's only the Flash ads that annoy me so it's perfect. To the OP, have you installed the newer version hosted on Github? It adds the ability to option-click stuff to whitelist sites.
     
  7. drlunanerd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, have updated to the new version which adds a bit of polish but is still completely unobtrusive. Glad you like it too :)
     
  8. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Too bad it doesn't work in Tiger. :( Which is where I could really use it, running Tiger on an older Mac that slows to a crawl with Flash-heavy pages.
     
  9. drlunanerd thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Shame. If you're referring to your PBG4 in your sig then you can actually run Leopard on that - I have done so myself. Just requires some simple Open Firmware commands when you first install it.

    Instructions:

    1.) Place the 10.5 Install disk in your drive.
    2.) Restart your Mac (don't use the installer on the disk).
    3.) After the chime, hold down COMMAND+OPTION+O+F until you see a light gray screen with black text.
    4.) let go of the keys and type in the following commands EXACTLY as shown, and hit the RETURN key after each line (you will see an "ok" confirming what you typed was correct):

    dev /cpus/PowerPC,G4@0
    d# 867000000 encode-int " clock-frequency" property
    d# 867000000 encode-int " min-clock-frequency" property
    d# 867000000 encode-int " max-clock-frequency" property
    multi-boot

    Then click on the Leopard Install DVD icon.

    (credit to rdemby on insanelymac.com for this).
     
  10. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    That, and my work machine (which is capable of running Leopard too, but we don't need to upgrade). At any rate, I'm not interested in doing that just for one plugin, I just wish it worked in Tiger.
     
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    whoever invented flash ads needs to be kicked in the face. Then attacked by agry wild dolphins.
     
  12. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

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    Agreed. And then bitten by the rabib squirrels that reside in the forest not to far from here!... And they can have at his nuts all they want, too ;)
     
  13. tkermit macrumors 68030

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  14. drlunanerd thread starter macrumors 65816

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  15. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, I just found this myself the other day, working brilliantly. :)
     

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  16. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    It really is fantastic, and might I say really elegant - the next best thing to Flash not existing at all! :eek: :)
     
  17. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Can someone explain how to install the plugin? I've tried opening the installer.xib among the other files with terminal to no avail.
     
  18. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    You must have clicked on the button that downloads (only) the source files that are needed to work on and build the application.

    If you scroll down a bit on the page, just below the file listings table you will find a link where it says "Download ClickToFlash 1.3 here" (or "Download Tiger PPC ClickToFlash 1.2 here" for the Tiger version). Those will also contain a binary installer which you can execute by simply double-clicking.
    :)
     
  19. quovadis macrumors regular

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    Great find. Was looking for something like this for a loooong time!. Great compliment to Safariblock
     
  20. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Doh. Yeah I was wondering why it was so difficult to figure out how to install it. I installed and now it is working well. Thanks.
     
  21. Old Mac Geezer macrumors member

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    I just installed this on my Powerbook G4 and it's not blocking anything. :(
     
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    Just installed it on my MBP 10.5.8 Safari 4 and I love it.
     
  24. JackAxe macrumors 68000

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    If it only blocked those EVIL popup-rollover-adds -- which I absolutely HATE, I'd used it. :)
     
  25. CartoonHeroII macrumors member

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    Isn't it ironic than that there are so many people complaining about no flash on the iPhone/iPad? I love clicktoflash - it makes the internet bearable! The only time I allow flash is for Hulu (granted, Hulu on the iPad would be nice), and that's like 3 times a week.
     

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