Flash block on Opera

  • I am a longtime Firefox user, but am getting a bit fed up with the complications that seem to arise with flash.

    I see my Opera installation has a Flash Block extension (version 0.9.34)--written by josorek? Anyways, after a few months of not using Opera as my daily browser, I went in today and updated my extensions, but this one didn't update (which tells me that there is no new version). LOoking in the Chrome web store, as well as the Opera extensions gallery, I didn't see this extension listed.

    One of the problems with firefox has been that since an outstanding flashblock extension stopped being developed for a while, I've never yet found a satisfactory way to block flash. I'm concerned that this plugin isn't being developed, either.

    I saw one extension for Opera that is a flashblocker (https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/flashblocker/?display=en). I'd hate for this to become abandonware, and be stuck in the same boat I am now, with Opera, some months down the road.

    I like to have it click to play, where every single time, I have to click on an icon in order for flash to run on that page.

    How do folks using opera block flash? What extensions do you like?

  • In Opera Settings, Plug-ins - choose Click to play or Block by default. To allow plug-ins per-site basis, I'm using "Site preferences" extension, which allows configure plug-ins, scripting and some other properties for each site. For me, plug-ins are almost equal to flash anyway :)

  • OK, just tried that. My concern about click to play was that I'd have to do this for documents, but I was able to show PDF files just fine, without having to make that extra click. I guess this is only for video or audio files, which is what I'd prefer.

    I'll disable my flasblock and see how this works.

    I sure hope that Opera doesn't disable click to play like Firefox did.

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  • If you want click to play for just flash, try the extension FlashControl (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flashcontrol/mfidmkgnfgnkihnjeklbekckimkipmoe). It includes a icon that you can click and a blacklist for blocking out sites.

    I'd advise to avoid knock-offs such as Flash Block (by josorek). They're built really quick and dirty and then abandoned until the right time to sell it to a third person who will then turn it in to malware to make money.

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