ClickToFlash
ClickToFlash
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ClickToFlash for Mac3.2

23 December 2015

Safari extension that prevents Flash auto-loading.

What is ClickToFlash for Mac

Note: According to the developer, ClickToFlash has reached the end of its development cycle: "Due to Apple’s new development policies, version 3.2 is the final version of ClickToPlugin." (This also applies to ClickToFlash.)

ClickToFlash is a highly customizable extension that prevents Safari from launching the Flash plug-in automatically.

It replaces every Flash object by an unobtrusive placeholder that can be clicked to load the Flash content, and it can replace many Flash-based media players by Safari's native HTML5 media player.

What's new in ClickToFlash

Version 3.2:
  • Fixed YouTube killer

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James
James
Dec 16 2018
3.2
0.0
Dec 16 2018
0.0
Version: 3.2
Safari 12 will not allow me to use this App. Instead it directs me to the App website for fee based extensions in an attempt to make me buy something! I am fed up with Apple attempting to control my life and decisions. If it wants to warn me that's fine but to force itself on my as gatekeeper without my permission is outrageous. I paid good money for the Mac I am using and I should be able to configure it as I wish without Apple acting as a helicopter parent. If I want to accept the risk of installing an App that should be my decision, not Apple's. Apple is NOT my parent and I am not a child! Frankly I have all but abandoned Safari anyway as Chrome increases my productivity for my work by a factor I would guess to be around 5X. As far as I am concerned Safari has one foot in the grave and is on life support.
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 17 2017
3.2
0.5
Feb 17 2017
0.5
Version: 3.2
I'm copying here what I just wrote on the Flash page, it surely will be useful to someone: Until today I thought I could not get rid of Flash because of a few video websites that were getting stuck when using ClickToFlash on Safari, showing they had not implemented html5 yet... I've just decided to try and uninstall Flash anyway and to my big surprise, those sites loaded their proprietary non-Flash player instead! So, this was just a side-effect of ClickToFlash! :-o In the end, this extension has become as useless as Flash itself. :-)
Hippeman
Hippeman
Sep 23 2016
3.2
0.0
Sep 23 2016
0.0
Version: 3.2
Sadly Click2Flash 3.2 isn't compatible with Safari 10 and won't be updated any longer "due to Apple’s new development policies" according to the developer.
Guest
Guest
Oct 16 2015
3.1.7
0.0
Oct 16 2015
0.0
Version: 3.1.7
I have faithfully used this extension for years. Recently, though, something has changed. Now, when I go to YouTube, invisible advertising begins to play in the background even though the plugin is enabled. The ad that plays is normally one for a charging station of some sort. If I uninstall this extension, I no longer have the autoplay problem. It's quite frustrating, because I'm a HUGE fan of this developer and this product. I hope this is something that can be easily fixed. Has anyone else had this issue? The one and only reason I'm giving a bad rating for this version is because of the background advertising that autoplays and I can't stop.
Volcanus
Volcanus
Jun 30 2015
3.1.5
0.0
Jun 30 2015
0.0
Version: 3.1.5
I used this for several years. Works fine and support is outstanding. But I have removed Flash some months ago. Most sites work without problems, on some sites I have to fake to use an iPad. Then video download can be enabled with the Media Center Safari extension. As a last resort I use Chrome with its own flash.
billybillybilly
billybillybilly
May 31 2015
3.1.2
5.0
May 31 2015
5.0
Version: 3.1.2
The extension has quit working for me. I left for 2 weeks and now Safari is playing videos automatically again. I trashed the extension and downloaded again, but I can't seem to stop the autoplay. Safari 8.0.6 and OS 10.10.3
DanBuchan6937
DanBuchan6937
Oct 5 2014
2.9.9
0.0
Oct 5 2014
0.0
Version: 2.9.9
YES! The latest Yosemite Beta fixes the issue with downloading from YouTube -- you no longer have to change the user agent to Safari 7.1. Whew!
alanB8048
alanB8048
Sep 3 2014
2.9.8
2.0
Sep 3 2014
2.0
Version: 2.9.8
Update don't work on my MBP 2012..... Safari don't like extension switch to Chrome
alanB8048
alanB8048
Aug 17 2014
2.9.7
2.0
Aug 17 2014
2.0
Version: 2.9.7
perfect extension but cannot use QuickTime player now correct ? thanks
zorbanerd
zorbanerd
Mar 28 2014
2.9.2
5.0
Mar 28 2014
5.0
Version: 2.9.2
Does what is says it'll do - perfectly. I love that on machines that are getting rather old this will block the Flash ads that bring these machines to their knees.
ososX
ososX
Feb 27 2014
2.9.2
5.0
Feb 27 2014
5.0
Version: 2.9.2
Updated automatically in Safari. Nonetheless, this is an opportunity to thanks the developer again … this is a GREAT extension.
Macinman
Macinman
Oct 17 2013
2.8.8
0.0
Oct 17 2013
0.0
Version: 2.8.8
Hi all, Was wondering if anyone else was experiencing an issue with youtube, where unless you use flash directly, the highest resolution is 720p. It had been working all along until today, and now when i use one of my downloader extensions either in safari or firefox, the highest res for mp4 download has maxed at 720p even if there is larger.
annaks
annaks
Oct 14 2013
2.8.7
5.0
Oct 14 2013
5.0
Version: 2.8.7
This is one of my essential extensions because I love having control over which videos play when. I started using it shortly after the big security concerns, maybe a year ago, and I found it stops many annoying auto run ads as well. Never have I had any troubles with it. Thank you to the makers!
rjjcvb
rjjcvb
Jun 21 2013
2.7.8
5.0
Jun 21 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.8
Wow, finally... I always wanted to STOP using flash!! And searched a lot, and Finally found this solution. From what I have tried untill now, This is the best one with latest MacOS and Latest Safari. Keep up the good work!
DSIMPLIFIED
DSIMPLIFIED
Apr 16 2013
2.7.5
4.0
Apr 16 2013
4.0
Version: 2.7.5
I really like this extension and it does it's job well. To me, its a must have for Safari. I've went to the developer's page and looked through the comments to find out what's different between ClickToFlash and ClickToPlugin. So anybody know what it is? If I missed it somewhere on the site or asked this in the wrong place, I apologize in advance. I just joined MacUpdate a few days ago.
iMacintosh
iMacintosh
Apr 2 2013
2.7.5
5.0
Apr 2 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.5
OMG! This little extension is awesome.I mean it's updated and is working smoothly in Safari 6.if you think about it,there is no extension or application which can do this job as nicely as this extension does .HTML5 and Download for stupid flash? isn't it the best?
ososX
ososX
Mar 2 2013
2.7.5
5.0
Mar 2 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.5
Not much of an expert - but just thanks - again for letting us flash the trash ... it is a whole new browsing experience without the moving adds.
Tony2013
Tony2013
Feb 28 2013
2.7.5
0.0
Feb 28 2013
0.0
Version: 2.7.5
It doesn't work!!! Some websites still open some pages behind Safari! When we click on a video on some webpages, we see a quick flash on screen and notice another page has opened behind the Safari webpage we are viewing! So ClickToFlash does NOT work for all websites!
Sebehk
Sebehk
Feb 10 2013
2.7.3
5.0
Feb 10 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.3
Easy to use and cannot beat the price of FREE.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Jan 2 2013
2.7.2
5.0
Jan 2 2013
5.0
Version: 2.7.2
Been using this for years and it's the best of the best on any platform. Thankfully, it's for Safari on Mac. The developer continuously updates CTF to make sure it works with ever changing websites like YouTube. The functionality makes so much sense that I often forget it's not a standard built into Safari (as it should be). Let's me in one click download which kind (mp4 or flash) and resolution of a video I want to download which is amazingly intuitive & easy. Stellar must-have. Wouldn't update Safari to a newer version without it, period.
Jolly-joker
Jolly-joker
Sep 12 2012
2.7
0.0
Sep 12 2012
0.0
Version: 2.7
Hi Marc, the name of my Apple TV is the standard one and in ClickToFlash there's: "apple-tv.local", and I haven't put a password for the Airplay, so in ClickToFlash the field is empty. I've tried also to create a password in AppleTV and put it here, but same result: It doesn't work. What I should do to make it working? I'm using an AppleTV 3rd gen. and a Macbook pro early 2008.
gcoghill
gcoghill
Aug 1 2012
2.6.9
0.0
Aug 1 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6.9
I've been having quite a bit of inconsistency with the extension, in contrast to the older plugin which used to work superb. May videos pop up the HTML5 player controls and static screenshot, but never finish loading. When they do load, often I get stuttering and/or the audio is out of sync. Otherwise, I will see an error message that "this video is currently unavailable". When I switch to Chrome to view, it loads fine. I am wondering if perhaps my settings are incorrect for the extension. I can't figure out why I am having so many issues with this when others seem to not have them. Any help would be appreciated! I'm on 10.8 now, but was seeing the same issues under 10.7.
gadgetfreak
gadgetfreak
Jul 24 2012
2.6.9
5.0
Jul 24 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.9
Easy to use. Love the control that it provides and the ability to download.
gadgetfreak
gadgetfreak
Jul 24 2012
2.6.9
5.0
Jul 24 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.9
It works fine on my other machines but I cannot get it to work on retina macbook pro.
Jolly-joker
Jolly-joker
Jul 21 2012
2.6.9
0.0
Jul 21 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6.9
It doesn't work for me on sending video to Apple TV 3rd gen. Is it not compatible or it's another problem?
Elaineeer
Elaineeer
Jul 17 2012
2.6.9
5.0
Jul 17 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.9
Works great, it just do me a big favor. Thx.
Jimblue
Jimblue
Jun 28 2012
2.6.7
5.0
Jun 28 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.7
Essential for MacBook and MacBook Pro computers.
banana-joe
banana-joe
Jun 13 2012
2.6.5
5.0
Jun 13 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.5
simply awesome! with this little fellow you can watch 1080p youtube videos all day long and your macbook remains cool and quiet! a big thank you to the developer!
ososX
ososX
May 22 2012
2.6.5
5.0
May 22 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.5
Just activated this extension. Flashing out the flash is a whole new surfing experience. TNX :-).
harlock592
harlock592
Apr 5 2012
2.6.2
0.5
Apr 5 2012
0.5
Version: 2.6.2
it makes my safari 5.0.6 crash and quit. when i reopen safari, it is not anymore installed.
Rich1642
Rich1642
Apr 5 2012
2.6.2
0.0
Apr 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
This plug in worked well once. I haven't had it working properly for some time. 10.7 or 5.1 incompatibility?
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
Mar 7 2012
2.6.2
5.0
Mar 7 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.2
Awesome - period
reves
reves
Mar 5 2012
2.6.2
5.0
Mar 5 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.2
Excellent extension : does the job perfectly!
Acuraice
Acuraice
Mar 5 2012
2.6.2
0.0
Mar 5 2012
0.0
Version: 2.6.2
fix the fullscreen = WHITESCREEN with only audio when clicking view fullscreen in ANY youtube video!! this bug has been there since day 1!! and yes i tried disabling the enable hardware acceleration to no avail. that is NOT the solution.
Mibrilane
Mibrilane
Feb 26 2012
2.6
4.5
Feb 26 2012
4.5
Version: 2.6
Love this plugin, especially the ability to download videos. However, it seems to have broken on YouTube with the recent YouTube changes - it has stopped replacing the Flash player with the HTML5 player.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Dec 1 2011
2.5.4
5.0
Dec 1 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.4
Has this been work ok with the new Safari 5.1.2 update?
Mookzmom
Mookzmom
Nov 26 2011
2.5.4
5.0
Nov 26 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.4
I have used this plug-in for several years with no problems, and just want to thank the developer. I've never experienced any problems with it, and find my browsing experiences much enhanced because of it!
chawya22
chawya22
Nov 26 2011
2.5.4
0.0
Nov 26 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.4
Is it me or does this extension cause Quicktime to have very large cache files? In my case over 100M after viewing a couple of youtube clips. I guess its not a big issue but this was after just a couple of minutes of use.
silverhand31
silverhand31
Nov 26 2011
2.5.4
4.5
Nov 26 2011
4.5
Version: 2.5.4
Great ex, but one thing I'm kind of annoying, I config it with: default play with html5 player, 720p, preload. When I do with youtube cosmic. It not auto change to 720, and yet, I can't find a place to change it to 720 in html5 player :(
Snowwhitesickette
Snowwhitesickette
Nov 3 2011
2.5.3
5.0
Nov 3 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
Beautiful! I used to use Click2Flash, but for some reason had not installed it on my MB. I was noticing the fans making a lot of noise, and I was only running Safari with multiple tabs open. I installed Click2Flash, restarted Safari, reopened my tabs, and the fan noise disappeared immediately. I sure won't be missing all those ads. :-)
Steve-Frawley
Steve-Frawley
Sep 30 2011
2.5.2
0.0
Sep 30 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.2
If installing causes crash, Install ver 2.4.1, then uninstall and then install this version.
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Sep 19 2011
2.5.1
0.0
Sep 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.5.1
I am in-contact with the developer, to see if an output to AirPlay option can be added or made a separate extension -- he is working on it! ;-)
Mookzmom
Mookzmom
Sep 19 2011
2.5.1
5.0
Sep 19 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
I've loved this plug in for a long time, and wanted to let the developer know how much I appreciate them making this available for free! I've had no trouble with it at all, and have saved lots of time loading sites which would've taken forever with all their flash ads. Thank you for this great piece of software!
Rickysubero
Rickysubero
Sep 18 2011
2.5.1
5.0
Sep 18 2011
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
THIS APP DO NOT PLAY VIDEOS ON YAHOO, AND DO NOT PLAY TRAILERS OF MOVIES ON WWW.MOVIES.YAHOO.COM PLIZ FIX IT. THANX
anonymous-dingo-5566
anonymous-dingo-5566
Sep 9 2011
2.4.1
4.0
Sep 9 2011
4.0
Version: 2.4.1
Would be great if it allowed yahoo videos to play. The work around is to disable ClickToFlash. Otherwise, great app.
Holypoly
Holypoly
Jul 27 2011
2.3.2
0.0
Jul 27 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3.2
Works well with Safari 5.0.5, too... ;^D
Fsckthemembership!
Fsckthemembership!
Jul 23 2011
2.3.1
3.5
Jul 23 2011
3.5
Version: 2.3.1
Great piece of programming! :-) How do I disable the "automatic update checking" feature (i.e. dial up, wireless, etc.) so that I can check for updates as needed?
Mdewakanton
Mdewakanton
Jul 21 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 21 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
Just for sake of clarity, I'm running Safari 5.0.5 on 10.6.5 and today I received the notification version 2.3.1 was available. I updated and it's working fine, but I'm just wondering which are the real Safari requirements. I didn't receive any notification for v. 2.3. Checked developer website but there too 5.1 for SL or 5.0.6 for Leopard are the minimum requirements. BTW, great piece of software :-)
Michaelthegeek
Michaelthegeek
Jul 20 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 20 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
Great support.
Harv
Harv
Jul 19 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
Manu thanks Ryan & Marc. Indeed it is most refreshing to see a developer who is not only responsive, but "fesses-up" with no BS when things go wrong. Bravo!
Harv
Harv
Jul 19 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
I too am unable to get v2.3 to work. Where can I download the previous version?
Michaelthegeek
Michaelthegeek
Jul 19 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
I went back to the older version as this update does not work! Vids don't load. The developer needs to overlooks this issue.
Xplicit
Xplicit
Jul 19 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 19 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
This extension has the same name as an older Safari plugin (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30682/clicktoflash). That's very confusing. Was it really necessary to give this the same name? And why do I have to click twice to activate a flash element? The other ClickToFlash gets it done with only one click.
Michaelthegeek
Michaelthegeek
Jul 18 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 18 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
I went back to older version until I see what has changed.
gcoghill
gcoghill
Jul 18 2011
2.3
0.0
Jul 18 2011
0.0
Version: 2.3
I'd love to use this extension over the plugin, but the lack of a whitelist always sends me back to the plugin.
Musselrock
Musselrock
Apr 15 2011
2.2.3
4.5
Apr 15 2011
4.5
Version: 2.2.3
ClickToFlash solved a problem that's bothered me since I purchased a new iMac last September. That is, if you have a stereo plugged in to your headphone out port, there is no control over the startup chime which plays on the internal speakers. This is a great fix for the problem. Many thanks!
Jimblue
Jimblue
Apr 15 2011
2.2.3
5.0
Apr 15 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.3
and the update to 2.2.4 did fix. what an incredible update. for quick access to the prefs you can use option-comma (,). option-, makes the prefs appear and go away.
Mac007
Mac007
Apr 13 2011
2.2.3
0.0
Apr 13 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2.3
Another confusing point is there is another app called Click to Flash. Here's the link to the other app: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/30682/clicktoflash
mickaphd
mickaphd
Apr 13 2011
2.2.3
5.0
Apr 13 2011
5.0
Version: 2.2.3
Please : do it for Firefox 4 (!) because it's a perfect extension that I loved when I used Safari. For Firefox there are FlashBlock and others but ClickToFlash is the better (block and suggest different video format). Best regards.
SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
Apr 9 2011
2.2
0.0
Apr 9 2011
0.0
Version: 2.2
This is an extension, not a plugin. You should change the sub-title to avoid confusion with the plugin.
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3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
  • Safari 5.1 or later
  • Safari 5.0.6 or later supported on OS X 10.5
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