Firefox 55: Flash Will Become "Ask to Activate" for Everyone

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    The death knell for Flash continues: at default, version 55 of Firefox will require user input before the plugin runs, giving it better parity with Chrome, Opera, and other competing browsers that already run Flash on a click-to-play setting or have it disabled altogether. Additionally, Flash will only play from HTTP and HTTPS protocols (e.g., local SWF files [file://] will no longer work). This version of the browser is expected to debut in August.

    Starting with the release of Firefox 55, the Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox will be set to "Ask to Activate" by default for all users. This move was announced in August 2016, as part of Mozilla's plan to move away from plugins built around the NPAPI technology. Flash is currently the only NPAPI plugin still supported in Firefox, and moving its default setting from "Always Activate" to "Ask to Activate" is just another step towards the final step of stop supporting Flash altogether. This new Flash default setting is already live in Firefox's Nightly Edition and will move through the Alpha and Beta versions as Firefox nears its v55 Stable release.
     
  2. Azrak

    Azrak Limp Gawd

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    Dear Flash,

    Die already.

    Signed,
    IT Departments and Home PC Users Everywhere
     
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  3. Wolf_Tech

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    The problem is sooo many sites still use flash. Cnn, CBC, Most lottery companies, and so on.
     
  4. twonunpackmule

    twonunpackmule Gawd

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    I'm glad porn is catching up. Still a few hangups...but progress is being made.
     
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  5. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|Gawd

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    I finally gave up on firefox on the last machine I had it on the other night. Well Cyberfox specifically, after 4 years or so, everything is on Chrome now, it's just gotten so slow, and inefficient.
     
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    prime2515102 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Too bad for them. They should be fined for compromising the security of the internet anyway.

    Kill this fuckin' blight already! :mad:
     
  7. DedEmbryonicCe11

    DedEmbryonicCe11 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Twitch.tv still tries to use Adobe Flash for some functions. I'm not sure what all it's doing but I've noticed that I'm stuck on "invisible" and can't select "online" with the plugin blocked.
     
  8. Bobert

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    James Hetfield says DIE!

     
  9. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I don't understand why CBS still uses flash. It's the only thing I need flash for these days.
     
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    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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  11. dgz

    dgz 2[H]4U

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    Double blessing then
     
  12. YeuEmMaiMai

    YeuEmMaiMai [H]ardForum Junkie

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    the latest build of Edge kills flash as well