- by ianb, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5Unfortunately breaks too many sites, used to be my app of choice to toggle flash if needed but as an example installed and running interaction between flashblock and WhatsApp web lock Firefox up solid and the whole machine becomes very very unresponsive, if you can get a terminal open it's possible to kill FF otherwise it's a full on restart.
I realise it may not be the fault of the app but I had to choose which to keep
- by TruePath, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5All of you complaining that it doesn't work at all and lets video through need to take another look at the name of the extension. It's FLASH block not Video block.
By default Youtube and most other major cites use html5 video now so blocking flash does nothing. Indeed, you now have to approve flash for it to run on a website. Doesn't mean it's not useful to control flash more granularity but don't diss an extension because it doesn't do something it was never designed to do.
If you want videos to be blocked you can try something like: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/image-video-block/?src=search
- by Firefox user 13571539, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Like other victims of the "Post-57 Experience," I've been scrambling to find like replacements for the few extensions I had (running FF-Windows).
I had Flash Block. Now I'm using Flash Block Plus. It works about as well as its predecessor at blocking flash, though it doesn't seem quite as adept with ads as it used to be. (The only bad news here is that FF now has pretty much the same flash blocking capability, which makes FB+ a little bit redundant.)
What I really, REALLY miss is that with the original Flash Block, upon right-clicking a flash frame, you were offered the option to Copy Flash Location. That was invaluable to me for the ability to run things like games full-screen (where the server would allow it). This feature now seems completely absent, and I miss it dearly. Can that functionality be restored? Or is there somewhere else in the extension that I just haven't found yet?
I absolutely loathe the idea of having to dig into the page's source code or page info to try and find the flash's link. I really don't know what I'm doing, and the process is cumbersome at best.
If this feature got re-added, I'd sing the praises of Flash Block Plus from the rooftops.
- by fredonthebeach, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5Even though youtube claims that it is set to always use html5, the plugin will not let any youtube videos play. And there is no way to enable them without completely disabling the plugin
- by Mark in Idaho, 4 years agoRated 3 out of 5The icon is TOO LARGE. It forces the browser window to lose 1 cm of vertical size. If I remove the icon, I regain that 1 cm. I don't see any options to resize the icon so this does not happen.