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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1364 times:
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So, I've got Flashblock installed for Firefox. It works great most of the time, but for some reason, it's letting Yahoo Flash banners through:

http://i15.tinypic.com/40f58bs.jpg


When I right-click on the banner, it doesn't give me the option to remove or block the Flash:



Question #1: Is there anything I can do to ensure NO flash gets through? I've got the most recent update for Flashblock, and I've got Adblock Plus installed.

Question #2: On most Flash ads, the banners are blocked, and look like this:

http://i19.tinypic.com/4hu7jf8.jpg


Is there any add-on that disables every Flash banner of a specified size at a given site, including the option to even play the Flash?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.


2H4





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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
Question #1: Is there anything I can do to ensure NO flash gets through? I've got the most recent update for Flashblock, and I've got Adblock Plus installed.

On a Mac, you could simply go to the Internet Plug-ins folder and remove the Flash plug-ins. Is there something similar on the PC you could do? Then you wouldn't even need Flashblock, I would think.



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
On a Mac, you could simply go to the Internet Plug-ins folder and remove the Flash plug-ins. Is there something similar on the PC you could do? Then you wouldn't even need Flashblock, I would think.

Alot of websites have flash navigation bars...



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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7935 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
On a Mac, you could simply go to the Internet Plug-ins folder and remove the Flash plug-ins. Is there something similar on the PC you could do? Then you wouldn't even need Flashblock, I would think.

Same goes for the PC.
Then again you can neither watch YouTube videos nor beautiful websites like this:
http://www.ashesandsnow.org/ (Enhanced / Explore)
or this
http://www.lifethroughtime.com/ (start the journey)

And there are a lot more.

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
It works great most of the time, but for some reason, it's letting Yahoo Flash banners through:

Hm, are you sure it wasn't an animated GIF or a Flash movie that already was in your browser cache?



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 2):
Alot of websites have flash navigation bars



Quoting NoUFO (Reply 3):
Then again you can neither watch YouTube videos nor beautiful websites like this:

Ah, I was taking him literally for blocking all flash. Nevermind.



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User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3186 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

I found the Flashblock extension to be more trouble than its worth. Instead, I use AdBlock Plus to get rid of all the advertising. Thus, the remaining Flash content is usually ok and it was more trouble to have to click to start it.

User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
Question #1: Is there anything I can do to ensure NO flash gets through? I've got the most recent update for Flashblock, and I've got Adblock Plus installed.

Have you updated or even added any Adblock Plus subscriptions?

http://adblockplus.org/en/subscriptions

I use Yahoo Mail frequently and never see any adds.

Otherwise, the only other option I know of to nuke all Flash content is to use PrefBar:

http://prefbar.mozdev.org/

Your FF browser will behave as if Flash isn't installed on your browser; just deselect the Flash check box in Prefbar and hit refresh or start a new browser session. Then, if you want to visit a Flash site like the ones mentioned above, you can always reselect the Flash check box, restart your browser and you're good to go. Also, by hitting F8 on your keyboard, you can make the PrefBar tool bar disappear or reappear. Comes in very handy sometimes.


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