ClickToFlash
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Plugin that prevents Safari from loading Flash content automatically.   Free
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Safari 5 users may want to use the newer extension version of ClickToFlash.

ClickToFlash is a WebKit plugin that prevents automatic loading of Adobe Flash content. If you want to see the content, you can opt in by clicking on it or adding an entire site to the whitelist.

Try control-clicking (or right-clicking) on an unloaded Flash box to access ClickToFlash's contextual menu which allows you to do advanced things like edit its whitelist, specify settings, and load all Flash on the page.
What's New
Version 1.6b9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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ChrisWW reviewed on 16 May 2013
It has a severe memory leak on Mountain Lion, Safari 6.0.4 causing Safari to use upwards of 3GB, then becoming unresponsive. Not a surprise really, as it Clicktoflash has not been updated in three years.
[Version 1.6b9]

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ChrisWW replied on 16 May 2013
well, the review is on the wrong page, as this happened with the latest version of the Clicktoflash plugin, which is elsewhere on the site
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Cowicide commented on 13 Oct 2011
Does anyone know if Flash 11 works ok with clicktoflash?
[Version 1.6b9]

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Cowicide replied on 24 Oct 2011
Yes, it does.
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Ronl commented on 04 Sep 2011
I often end up with videos that won't play and are just black when clicked on.

Any solutions?
[Version 1.6b9]

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Grant Neufeld replied on 08 Aug 2012
I've found that some sites actually have multiple Flash apps that rely on each other. In those cases, it seems that unless all are loaded, none run properly. This is particularly annoying when one of the apps is "invisible" (taking up little to no screen space) so unclickable.
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Reowen commented on 04 Aug 2011
An outstanding piece of software: robust, really useful and unobtrusive. Unfortunately Safari 5.1 ignores webkit extensions (as explained on the home page for this software) so if you use Safari then it's time to switch to a plugin such as ClickToPlugin.
[Version 1.6b9]


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Clarusad reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
Rentzsch's ClickToFlash is better than Hoyois's ClickToFlash ! Rentzsch's ClickToFlash is a system wide flash blocker : all applications can use it. Hoyois's ClickToFlash is a Safari extension, which means only Safari can use it and this extension increases the Safari memory consumption.
[Version 1.6b9]


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Mac007 commented on 13 Apr 2011
Seems there are two apps called Click to Flash. Very confusing.
[Version 1.6b9]


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Cowicide commented on 22 Jan 2011
YMMV, but the best version of ClickToFlash that I've found to work with Safari 5.x is the extension version you can find here: http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoflash/
[Version 1.6b9]

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Timta2 replied on 05 Mar 2011
Yes, thank you Cowicide, seems to work great!
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Rollerdl replied on 30 Mar 2011
Same person develops both ClicktoFlash and ClicktoPlugin extensions. Both work great. Been using ClicktoFlash for a long while. Trying out ClicktoPlugin now. :D
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Rollerdl replied on 30 Mar 2011
Oops ignore my post. I was WRONG! Cant delete my post.
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Bdikkat replied on 03 Apr 2011
Thanks for that link! The 2.1.4 version seems to work fine. At last the fans on my MBP are being given a rest!
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Wyman13 commented on 12 Jan 2011
First, thanks to the developer for this software. It says above under RELATED LINKS: "Version 1.5.3 Download (Latest stable version.)" But when I go to the URL (provided in a comment below) at: http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/ it shows that 1.5.5 is the "Latest Stable Version." But, when I click on the Version History at the bottom of the page, "ClickToFlash's version history can be found at the official Github source code page." I go to the URL: https://github.com/rentzsch/clicktoflash and see s/th about version 1.5.4 So, understandably, I'm slightly confused. And which version should I run on Tiger w/ a PPC? Thanks.
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Zo219 commented on 01 Jan 2011
I'm finding all sorts of problems loading white-listed Flash using the extension, with Safari 5.0.3 ... whereas the plugin continues to work just fine.
[Version 1.6b9]


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eMaven commented on 28 Dec 2010
I had been running version 1.5.3 without any problems. When I got the latest extension from the Apple extensions page the problems started.

If I click on a video, it says H264 on it, and the video becomes black. The sound plays ok but I can't view the video at all. I went through many different iterations of installs, and finally went back to the older 1.5.3 to view videos again.
[Version 1.6b9]


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Ronl had trouble on 04 Sep 2011
I often end up with videos that won't play and are just black when clicked on.

Any solutions?
[Version 1.6b9]


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Soren0 had trouble on 21 Jul 2011
WIll this be updated to support Safari 5.1 on Mac OS 10.6x and 10.7 Lion as well? I downloaded an extension to block flash from the Safari extension gallery in the meantime. I liked this add-on since it had a whitelist feature.
[Version 1.6b9]


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Solo68 had trouble on 28 Mar 2010
For some reason I am still having trouble with YouTube. I cannot view video any longer. It has been two or more weeks since I first noticed the trouble with YouTube. I cannot even view the QuickTime versions of the videos via the ClickToFlash plug-in. However, if I click the link of the YouTube member that posted the video, which directs me to their YouTube personal page, I am able to view any YouTube video uploaded there.

Additionally, if I am on another site and a person has a YouTube video embedded there, I can view it. Nonetheless, for some odd reason I cannot view YouTube video as I was normally accustomed to, while on the YouTube site's video pages. And this happens with or without me logging in to my YouTube account. Also, I can view flash on any other site without any problems. YouTube is the only site where I seem to have trouble, and it is only on the normal video page of their site, not the member pages, or the channels pages, etc.

Finally, I did not have this trouble to begin with, when I first installed ClickToFlash. YouTube worked flawlessly at the start. And I still enjoy flash on other sites. It's just a pain to do the additional clicking to navigate to the video submitter's (YouTube member) page in order to view a single video, if I am on the YouTube site, or it can be a pain to watch a limited selection of random videos on the channels page, however, any video search results I select take me to the normal video page where I repeatedly have trouble viewing the videos (these are the pages where one can read all the comments people post).

By the way, I have the ClickToFlash version 1.5.4 currently installed and I started having this trouble with YouTube when I had ClickToFlash v. 1.5.3 installed. The message I see in the YouTube video area is, "An error occurred, please try again later." And occasionally, when I click on a video from the search results list a text file is automatically downloaded called, 'video.mp4.txt, and I'm thinking security breach or something. This is spooky!

I am really scratching my head trying to troubleshoot this because I have the trouble with or without ClickToFlash installed, yet before I ever knew ClickToFlash existed and then installed it, I never had trouble watching videos on YouTube.

Please help. Thanks.
[Version 1.6b8]


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Mindsnare had trouble on 24 Mar 2010
Won't install correctly if "~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" does not exist. In this case the Installer does create the folder but the plugin is not installed completely
[Version 1.6b8]


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Mila06 had trouble on 22 Jan 2010
hi everybody !

I notice a problem on the Developer website link "simX"
the result is a macupdate search...
but the Developer website is :
http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/

otherthing is write is for 10.5 or later but on dev website that say is for 10.4


P.s : sorry for my english...i'm french :)
[Version 1.6b6]


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Madmegdigitalltd had trouble on 18 Jan 2010
I keep getting a nag screen about checking for updates automatically. No matter what I choose, it doesn't remember my preference and pops up at least once a day. Is this intentional?

10.6.2
Safari 4.0.4
2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
[Version 1.6b6]

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Alexf commented on 26 Jan 2010
I also get this, thought it only began recently (within the past week)
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1ars replied on 23 Mar 2010
I'm getting the same thing. Pissing me off. I'll post a solution if I find one!
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2ktz had trouble on 01 Jan 2010
why is it on leopard it always opens itunes?....been crashing a number of times...just getting spinning beachball..as it freezes QT7

i tried the beta version but after installing it twice i cannot find it
[Version 1.6b6]

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2ktz replied on 01 Jan 2010
HELP
ok i uninstalled the NON beta version then tried the beta...but couldn't find that anywhere after installing it..so tried the NON beta again and it told me that a newer version already is on my HD...??

so i replaced it with the NON beta version and it's mot in drop down menu anywhere !!!

how to i find it looking though all the folders in finder ??..i am getting really annoyed at this now..and cannot understand why you have to have a account simply to tell the devs ...i have not come across that with many other apps...
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Joecap5 had trouble on 01 Dec 2009
I install ClickToFlash recently because flash eats up so much CPU.
I actually found with ClickToFlash installed the CPU was being used twice as much even when the flash was still being blocked. So I uninstalled it. Maybe it does that because it's a beta. I'm going to try some other tools.
[Version 1.6b2]

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2ktz replied on 02 Dec 2009
i also have removed it for now as found same thing using too much cpu..so for now will just make do with out using it and wait and see if the dev will overcome these issues soon...
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whytoi had trouble on 06 Sep 2009
Works great generally but for Youtube.com. Kept on getting a fainted Quicktime icon with a white question mark over it in Safari 4.0.3 (Mac OS X 10.6). Had to open Firefox to see those video clips.
[Version 1.5fc2]

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Gary30 commented on 17 Sep 2009
First, try disabling the "Load H.264 Videos from YouTube." Make sure you have www.youtube.com whitelisted. Finally, on youtube.com go to My Account-->Playback Setup-->Video Playback Quality and select " I have a fast connection. Always play higher-quality video when it's available" if you have a cable modem or other broadband connection.
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Ronl had trouble on 16 Apr 2009
I downloaded this and all that I got was around twenty files none of which when clicked on installs anything.

WTF?
[Version 1.4fc3]

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robotank commented on 08 May 2009
You must have downloaded the source code. Go to the web site and make sure you DL the installer package.
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Ronl commented on 14 May 2009
Still not able to find a simple plugin but rather lots of separate files.

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Invsblman rated on 08 Mar 2013

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M-Rick rated on 18 Feb 2012

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Quiiick rated on 05 Feb 2012

[Version 1.6b9]


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Date:01 Apr 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Safari 5 users may want to use the newer extension version of ClickToFlash.

ClickToFlash is a WebKit plugin that prevents automatic loading of Adobe Flash content. If you want to see the content, you can opt in by clicking on it or adding an entire site to the whitelist.

Try control-clicking (or right-clicking) on an unloaded Flash box to access ClickToFlash's contextual menu which allows you to do advanced things like edit its whitelist, specify settings, and load all Flash on the page.


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