I Found the Missing FlashDisable icon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Long story short. It was me.
In trying to locate the missing icon, I made temporary changes to the Classic Theme Restorer (CTT) extension. When I restarted Firefox, a CCT screen asked if I wanted to make the changes effective. I answered Yes, and Voila!, the missing icon was where it was before the FlashDisable upgrade.
Five stars to a most useful extension.
FlashDisable - Ask to activate Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Firefox offers 3 options for flash (always/never activated and ask) so it would be nice if you could add this third (ask) option to button. Like for other users for some (older/synced) profiles the Disable Flash icon is crossed out so I can't see its status (only mouse pointer can show me tip enable/disable).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.1-signed.1-signed).
I am planning to implement the click_to_play support in one of the next version (https://github.com/klemens/ff-flashdisable/issues/1). However this has not been high on my priority list, your are actually the first one to ask for it.
Today I released the new version 1.0.0 which includes some significant changes and bugfixes. It would be nice if you could test if your problems still occur with this new version. If yes, please open an issue at the github repo or write me an email.
Gr8 extension.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A great / simple extension that works perfectly every time! Thank you for taking the time to make it!!!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.1-signed.1-signed).
FlashDisable 1.0.0beta1 makes disappearing button a thing of the past Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Yay! The button is now in residence when I start Firefox v. 29.0.1. I've never had the courage to try a beta version of anything before, so I'm being *very brave* here. :-) Thanks.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Activation/Deactivation button still disappearing on Firefox 29 Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Do you have to make a change to correct this behavior? If so, please do this as A.S.A.P. I use this all the time but the disappearing button is "SO ANNOYING" I will have to turn elsewhere if it isn't corrected.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Yes, indeed I have to update the addon to use the new api.
I am planning to release the new version by the end of the week, so stay tuned! :-)
Edit: Took a little longer than expected, but the new 1.0.0 beta 1 is ready for testing. :-)
Activation/Deactivation button keeps disappearing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on is very good, but what reason the navigation toolbar icon keeps disappearing for? Every time I start Firefox I have to click the "Move" button in the add-on's options. It's very annoying. Version 0.9.4 on Firefox 25.0.1. Thanks.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4.1-signed.1-signed).
You are probably using another addon which does not use the api to add its button to the toolbar properly. (eg. Ghostery)
Currently there is not much I can do about it, but with firefox 29 there will be a new api which fixes these problems.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Thank you. What I was looking for. For developers, it is very necessary.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed).
Beta1 works good! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Beta1 works whithout any problem!
Many thanks and success in everything!
Youtube defaults to html5 Rated 2 out of 5 stars
As mentioned in the other review youtube immediately loads the video in html5 when flash is blocked. What is the solution? I am not in youtube html5 trial.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed).
I am sorry, but I am not sure what your problem is.
Videos on youtube without monetization will always play in html5 if flash is not enabled, regardless of whether you are in the html5 trail or not. This is default youtube behaviour and has nothing to do with my addon.
Maybe I can help you if you tell me what you are trying to achieve?
Re-post Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Got your mail Klemens Schölhorn, And checked this add-on again and found that I am using youtube html5 addon. So when I go to youtube site it gets html5 player automatically, for that reason it did not work for me. Sorry I should have checked it thoroughly before posting comment. It works for me now.
#(Previous post- Does not work on Firefox 23.1 tested on youtube.)
Could you please be more specific? What does not work? Have you reload the page after enabling flash (there is a setting to do this automatically, too)? You can contact me via email if you want.
It works for me (and thousands of other users) on every firefox version since 19 on windows and linux. I just tested it again on firefox 23.0.1 and it worked well on youtube.
/edit: Tanks for retesting and updating your review!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great addon, but there's a problem in Firefox Nightly (26.0a1 as of Aug. 20). The Disable Flash icon is crossed out and a tooltip says "Flash could not be found". I changed the plugin name to exactly to how it shows up in the plugin settings, and also tried the 0.9.4 beta, both didn't change anything. It works fine in Aurora (25.0a2) though, so I suspect that some change in Firefox 26.0a1 broke it.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed).
Caused by a bug in the current nightly, will be fixed with one of the next nightlies. (See your e-mail for more details)
Edit: Fixed in Nightly 2013-08-23. ;-)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I think Mozilla has done a good job on the nightly versions with the 'allow now' or 'allow and remember' options for the plugins, which will render this add-on unnecessary.
Edit: yo, thanks for the reply, I saw that thing on the permissions tab too. :)
You my be right, the new permission system looks promising.
But I am thinking about integrating this into my addon to allow the change of these options with a single click to a button, which would also allow these setting per domain.
Because when you clicked "allow and remember", to deactivate this behaviour you would have to open the site information window, find the right tab, etc... ;-)
Great Job! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The app I was looking for!Not only block flash, but really enable/disable it. Really cool to enjoy YouTube in HTML5 in combination with the "YouTube Flash to HTML5" addon (see Sukant Garg).This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed).
I have also made an addon like "YouTube Flash to HTML5": https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/youtube-all-html5/
(the new version is not yet reviewed by mozilla, so has to be installed manually)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
The best extension for dealing with Flash content on a page. However, with FF22, it quit shutting off the Flash elements instantly. Now you have to recycle the page. At least on my system.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed).
It's not just you, I also noticed this behaviour.
However I think this is rather useful: If I have to enable Flash on a site I can immediately disable it again, so when I open new tabs, they open without flash, but I can still return to the flash-tab and use its applets.
Still can't see the button Rated 4 out of 5 stars
The previous version (0.9.1) works. I can see the button. But with this latest one, I can't find it anywhere, and I tried your suggestions but no luck. It's doubtful that it is a possible compatibility issue with using a 64-bit browser, seeing as with your previous version the button is visible. I'm using Pale Moon x64.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.3.1-signed.1-signed). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Sorry, didn't know you were using PaleMoon.
There is a bug in the current SDK 1.14 which my addon in 0.9.3 uses, that causes it to fail on browsers other than Firefox and Firefox Mobile. This is fixed already and will probably be shipped in FF 22 (next week). I think PM will also ship the new SDK Version 1.15, but I am not sure.
You can use version 0.9.1 and disable updates for this addon in its settings until then.
great!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
i ve tried others but this one is excellent
keep it up.
Very nice. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Nice Addon, working fine thus far.
It makes Flash Bug # 3223393 a little less pestering.
I have a suggestion, though. I'd like to be able to configure a default setting for flash to be deactivated on startup. So maybe you could implement an opt-in to "Deactivate flash on close" or something?
Edit: Good job! And fast. :-)
Thank you for your suggestion. This sounds like a good idea to me and I will try to implement it in the next version.
Edit: Feature implemented!
Works great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I haven't really had any trouble with this add on! I would like to be able to turn flash off on "separate" tabs though, it messes things up.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.5.1-signed.1-signed).
Thank you for your review!
Like the description says, this addon completely disables the flash plugin.
If you only like to enable flash for some sites, then you should try the build-in firefox "function" click_to_play. It disables all plugins (also java etc) by default and allows you to temporarily or permanently enable plugins on a per-site basis. (and even single applets on a site!)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Feature NoScripts lacks. very nice :)
Would it be possible to bind granted flash to the active tab only? So that if you switch to another tab, the plugin to be turned off again automatically, and the browser to always start without Flash; or to whitelist certain sites?
The possibility to allow plugins only for certain sites is already build into firefox, at least concerning the use of plugins at all. Just set the value of "plugins.click_to_play" in about:config to true, and you can specify for every site if it is allowed to use plugins. (either temporarily or permanently)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I really like the functionality... Flash simply acts as if it's not installed. Perfect! But as others have reported, I find that the enable/disable button keeps disappearing from the toolbar, pretty much at random. (It doesn't appear in the Customize menu, so it's still 'installed'... it's just not displaying.) I also wish FlashDisable could kill Flash in memory. This would probably be very tough to do, but you need to bear in mind that if you toggle Flash 'Off' after viewing Flash content, the Adobe plug-in will still be running (albeit inaccessible). Even with these limitations, FlashDisable seems to be the best of the Flash-toggle add-ons. If the vanishing-button bug ever gets fixed, I'd eagerly give it a 5 out of 5.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4.1-signed.1-signed).
Thank you for your compliment!
I think cleaning up memory is something firefox or the plugin itself should do and it seams this is already working: If no website is running, the two flash processes (under win64) keep running for some minutes (seems sensible to me, because there is a high probability that you will view more than one flash applet in a row, e.g. while browsing youtube) and then exit.
Concerning the disappearing of the icon: I have tested the addon on several machines with various versions of firefox and have not found anything that could explain this behaviour. If you want, you can contact me via email so we can try to find a solution.