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ClickToFlash3.2

23 December 2015

Safari extension that prevents Flash auto-loading.

Overview

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 (fixes #158)

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60 Reviews of ClickToFlash

4.5
Jimblue
15 April 2011
Version: 2.2.3

Most helpful

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.
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Jimw
16 December 2018
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.
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0.5
Aargl
17 February 2017
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. :-)
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Hippeman
23 September 2016
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.
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Ferg
16 October 2015
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.
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Volcanus
30 June 2015
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.
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5
billybillybilly
31 May 2015
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
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DanBuchan6937
05 October 2014
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!
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alanB8048
03 September 2014
Version: 2.9.8
Update don't work on my MBP 2012..... Safari don't like extension switch to Chrome
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alanB8048
17 August 2014
Version: 2.9.7
perfect extension but cannot use QuickTime player now correct ? thanks
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zorbanerd
28 March 2014
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.
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ososX
27 February 2014
Version: 2.9.2
Updated automatically in Safari. Nonetheless, this is an opportunity to thanks the developer again … this is a GREAT extension.
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Macinman
17 October 2013
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.
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annaks
14 October 2013
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!
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5
rjjcvb
21 June 2013
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!
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DSIMPLIFIED
16 April 2013
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.
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iMacintosh
02 April 2013
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?
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ososX
02 March 2013
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.
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Tony2013
28 February 2013
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!
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5
Sebehk
10 February 2013
Version: 2.7.3
Easy to use and cannot beat the price of FREE.
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5
Cowicide
02 January 2013
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.
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Jolly-joker
12 September 2012
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.
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gcoghill
01 August 2012
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.
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gadgetfreak
24 July 2012
Version: 2.6.9
Easy to use. Love the control that it provides and the ability to download.
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gadgetfreak
24 July 2012
Version: 2.6.9
It works fine on my other machines but I cannot get it to work on retina macbook pro.
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Jolly-joker
21 July 2012
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?
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5
Elaineeer
17 July 2012
Version: 2.6.9
Works great, it just do me a big favor. Thx.
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Jimblue
28 June 2012
Version: 2.6.7
Essential for MacBook and MacBook Pro computers.
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banana-joe
13 June 2012
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!
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ososX
22 May 2012
Version: 2.6.5
Just activated this extension. Flashing out the flash is a whole new surfing experience. TNX :-).
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0.5
harlock592
05 April 2012
Version: 2.6.2
it makes my safari 5.0.6 crash and quit. when i reopen safari, it is not anymore installed.
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Rich1642
05 April 2012
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?
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5
Scotty-Beam-Me-Up-Again
07 March 2012
Version: 2.6.2
Awesome - period
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reves
05 March 2012
Version: 2.6.2
Excellent extension : does the job perfectly!
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Acuraice
05 March 2012
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.
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4.5
Mibrilane
26 February 2012
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.
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Cowicide
01 December 2011
Version: 2.5.4
Has this been work ok with the new Safari 5.1.2 update?
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Mookzmom
26 November 2011
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!
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chawya22
26 November 2011
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.
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4.5
silverhand31
26 November 2011
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 :(
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Snowwhitesickette
03 November 2011
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. :-)
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Steve-Frawley
30 September 2011
Version: 2.5.2
If installing causes crash, Install ver 2.4.1, then uninstall and then install this version.
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Libertyforall1776
19 September 2011
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! ;-)
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Mookzmom
19 September 2011
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!
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Rickysubero
18 September 2011
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
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Pzs
09 September 2011
Version: 2.4.1
Would be great if it allowed yahoo videos to play. The work around is to disable ClickToFlash. Otherwise, great app.
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Holypoly
27 July 2011
Version: 2.3.2
Works well with Safari 5.0.5, too... ;^D
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3.5
Fsckthemembership!
23 July 2011
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?
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Mdewakanton
21 July 2011
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 :-)
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Michaelthegeek
20 July 2011
Version: 2.3
Great support.
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Harv
19 July 2011
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!
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Harv
19 July 2011
Version: 2.3
I too am unable to get v2.3 to work. Where can I download the previous version?
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Michaelthegeek
19 July 2011
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.
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Xplicit
19 July 2011
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.
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Michaelthegeek
18 July 2011
Version: 2.3
I went back to older version until I see what has changed.
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gcoghill
18 July 2011
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.
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4.5
Musselrock
15 April 2011
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!
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4.5
Jimblue
15 April 2011
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.
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Mac007
13 April 2011
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
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mickaphd
13 April 2011
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.
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SickTeddyBear
09 April 2011
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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