ClickToFlash
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Safari extension that prevents Flash auto-loading.   Free
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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
Version 2.9.2:
  • Updates to the MTVNetworks, TED, and YouTube killers
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0.6 or later



MacUpdate - ClickToFlash






ClickToFlash User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Gskibum reviewed on 28 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 2.9.2]


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Osos10 reviewed on 27 Feb 2014
Updated automatically in Safari. Nonetheless, this is an opportunity to thanks the developer again … this is a GREAT extension.
[Version 2.9.2]


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Bdikkat commented on 29 Nov 2013
Why can I not use ClickToFlash on any BBC video any more? It all stays as flash only.
[Version 2.9]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 08 Dec 2013
Thanks for the notice, the BBC killer needed updating. It should work with

https://raw.github.com/hoyois/plugin-to-html5/master/BBC.js
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Macinman commented on 17 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 2.8.8]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 17 Oct 2013
Unfortunately, there are no larger mp4 videos at the moment: YouTube removed them. It may be a temporary situation.
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Macinman replied on 17 Oct 2013
Thanks Marc for confirming there wasn't something wrong with my computer, more then there already is. I can still download up to 720p in mp4. I have an older macbook and it's dying, and unable to buy a new one currently so i use clicktoflash to download videos from youtube to play on a flash drive connected to a blu-ray player, or stream using dlna from the mac to the players which puts the cpu load on the player so it's easier on the mac. My TVs are 1080p so i like to download the native res if possible. Again Thanks.
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annaks reviewed on 13 Oct 2013
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!
[Version 2.8.7]


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rjjcvb reviewed on 21 Jun 2013
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!
[Version 2.7.8]


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DSIMPLIFIED reviewed on 16 Apr 2013
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.
[Version 2.7.5]

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sjk replied on 23 Apr 2013
I've wondered why CTF and CTP aren't combined into a single extension, configurable to only provide CTF functionality if desired. Wouldn't that be easier than developing/supporting two extensions?
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+11
Poetry replied on 15 Sep 2013
The author does say to only use one of them. ClickToFlash or ClickToPlugin, otherwise they will interfere with each other.
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iMacintosh reviewed on 02 Apr 2013
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?
[Version 2.7.5]

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iMacintosh replied on 16 Apr 2013
Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

http://www.slashgear.com/netflix-switching-to-html5-video-from-silverlight-15277927/
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Osos10 reviewed on 02 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 2.7.5]


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Tony2013 commented on 28 Feb 2013
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!
[Version 2.7.5]


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Jolly_joker had trouble on 12 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 2.7]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2012
The hostname must be incorrect. You can find the name of the Apple TV under Settings > General > Name. Normally the hostname is obtained by replacing spaces by dashes and adding .local. Alternatively, you can use the device's IP address if you know it, that's guaranteed to work.
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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2012
By the way, to update you on an earlier question, the Media Center extension now works on YouTube's HTML5 player as well.
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Jolly_joker replied on 16 Sep 2012
YES! with the address IP it works! Thanks!
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Gcoghill had trouble on 01 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.9]

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Gcoghill replied on 01 Aug 2012
I should note that I do not currently have Flash installed on the Mac/Safari. When I need Flash I use Chrome since it's built-in to that browser. Perhaps the lack of Flash is causing my problems?
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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 02 Aug 2012
> Perhaps the lack of Flash is causing my problems?

That explains the "this video is currently unavailable" message on YouTube videos.

> May videos pop up the HTML5 player controls and static screenshot, but never finish loading.

Can you provide a link where this happens?

> When they do load, often I get stuttering and/or the audio is out of sync.

This is not controlled by the extension.
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Gcoghill replied on 02 Aug 2012
@Marc: Thanks for the info, I suspected the lack of Flash might be the issue. Will try and note when I get HTML5 videos that don't load & let you know. Great extension, thanks for making this available!
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gadgetfreak had trouble on 24 Jul 2012
It works fine on my other machines but I cannot get it to work on retina macbook pro.
[Version 2.6.9]

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gadgetfreak replied on 24 Jul 2012
got it working. love this thing!
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Jolly_joker had trouble on 21 Jul 2012
It doesn't work for me on sending video to Apple TV 3rd gen.
Is it not compatible or it's another problem?
[Version 2.6.9]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 25 Jul 2012
If nothing happens on the ATV, your hostname/password combination is incorrect.
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Jolly_joker replied on 17 Aug 2012
The name of my Apple TV is the standard one: "Apple TV", and I haven't put a password for the Airplay. So what should be my hostname/password?
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Rich1642 had trouble on 05 Apr 2012
This plug in worked well once. I haven't had it working properly for some time. 10.7 or 5.1 incompatibility?
[Version 2.6.2]

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Marc Hoyois (developer) replied on 12 Apr 2012
The extension still works normally in 10.7 and in Safari 5.1+, Safari 5.2, and the WebKit nighlies… Send me an email if you need specific help.

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RONIN427 rated on 26 Sep 2013

[Version 2.8.6]



Odaroc rated on 09 Jul 2013

[Version 2.8.1]



+8

Widber rated on 02 Jan 2013

[Version 2.7.2]



+215

lemon-kun rated on 31 Dec 2012

[Version 2.7.2]



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Mikebenda rated on 31 Dec 2012

[Version 2.7.2]



ElTarlo rated on 12 Jul 2012

[Version 2.6.8]



+15

Quiiick rated on 27 Jun 2012

[Version 2.6.7]



+34

Moogan rated on 22 May 2012

[Version 2.6.5]



+15

Quiiick rated on 20 Apr 2012

[Version 2.6.4]



-24

Macbond rated on 05 Mar 2012

[Version 2.6.2]


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Date:27 Feb 2014
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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.


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