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BashFlash... Flash animations and videos are among the top processor hogs on Mac OS X. A single poorly-designed Flash banner - even in an inactive window or tab - can suck up an entire processor core with its shady mortgage offers.Your 5-hour battery life gets cut in half, your laptop runs hotter, and your legs cook to medium-rare.

That's where BashFlash comes into play.BashFlash lets you stop a running Flash plug-in dead in its tracks, letting your new-fangled Mac cool down, use less power, and give you more time to do whatever it is you do. Probably blog or tweet or something.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Support for Google Chrome with built-in Flash Player.
  • Experimental support for OOPP/Lorentz/Electrolysis development builds of Firefox (even PowerPC?).


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later for Chrome, 10.6 or later for Safari.
  • Safari (64-bit only) or Google Chrome (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later for Firefox (PowerPC support untested)

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Hippeman Member IconComment+23

Maybe a useless comment, but the icon for this app is great!!

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Version 1.1
deepsweet Member IconComment+3

shame of Adobe.

thanks for the app.

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Version 1.1b1
Picatinny Member IconComment+1

Does it do anything? Never seems to turn grey or red, even with flash at 130%

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Version 1.0
Johnny Rocket Member IconComment+18
Johnny Rocket

this is really weird. I install BashFlash and clicktoflash starts working. ha!

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Version 1.0
Xenophile Member IconComment+693

ClickToFlash is a better design, it blocks all flash, or optionally only certain types of flash, and the user can choose to load and play a single flash or all the flash on a web site. It also has white list functionality so the user can always let flash play on certain sites or domains.

That said, BashFlash will do the job, and it's great to see some competition among Mac flash blockers - one can never have too many.

Props for the description, too!
"A single poorly-designed Flash banner - even in an inactive window or tab - can 5uck up an entire processor core with its shady mortgage offers."

So true. It seems that flash is a magnet for gullible fools and the hucksters they feed, the internet equivalent of the shouting cokehead on "As Seen On TeeVee" scams.

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Version 1.0
Johnny Rocket

the 1.5.2 update to clicktoflash breaks it. will not install any longer. going to try BashFlash and see if it works


@ JR: Did you see this Installation Troubles section for ClickToFlash?: http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/#installer-issue


seems that bash flash has died and gone to flashfrozen, as well as from free to $.99

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Version 1.2
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 12,519
Version Downloads 11,090
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 05 May 2010
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 64
Price Free
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