Firefox to start blocking Flash content in August2016-07-22 03:17 by Daniela
Tags: Firefox, Flash
Mozilla Firefox will block some Flash content that it deems "not essential to the user experience," starting next month. This move is part of campaign by Mozilla to get rid of the plugin completely by 2017.
In 2017, Firefox will make all Flash content click-to-play by default. This means that no Flash content will automatically start playing when you load a tab, including video and games. Users will have to manually authorize Flash content to start.
"As websites have switched from Flash to other web technologies, the plugin crash rate in Firefox has dropped significantly," says Benjamin Smedberg of Firefox. "These and future changes will bring Firefox users enhanced security, improved battery life, faster page load, and better browser responsiveness," he added.
Firefox is not alone in the initiative of demoting Flash. Google will also end or marginalize all Adobe Flash content in its Chrome browser by the end of 2016. Apple said that Flash will be deactivated by default when Safari 10 launches later this year.
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