Re: When Firefox will end Flash support
- Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 14:03:50 -1000
- From: Desiree <melelina@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: When Firefox will end Flash support
On 7/27/2017 10:57 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
So, Mozilla intends to go back through ALL previous versions of Fx and
remove Flash ability? That is not only nuts but can that even be done?
(Of course, the remark comes from the leader of the faction in Mozilla
that won control some time ago and has proceeded to almost totally
destroy the browser).
As reported in another post.
Adobe announced today that it plans to retire Adobe Flash in December 2020 when it will stop updating and distributing Flash.
Mozilla announced it's road map for the end of Flash on the same day.
In order to preserve user security, once Flash is no longer supported by Adobe security patches, no version of Firefox will load the plugin.
Then Smedberg says "As part of improving Firefox performance and
security this year, Firefox users will choose which sites may run the
Flash plugin. This choice will give users the ability to keep using
legacy sites that require Flash, while letting modern sites shine with
blazingly fast HTML speed." That too is a lie. HTML5 playback is a
joke. It is slow and ugly compared to Flash. I do not allow HTML5
playback in any browser. Hopefully, by the end of 2020 it will be on
par with current Flash playback but until it is, I will use Flash only.
There is nothing wrong with Fx performance but then I use Fx 45.9 ESR.
As for suddenly allowing Fx users to choose which sites can run Flash,
that remark makes zero sense. I have ALWAYS been able to choose which
sites and which pages on which sites and which links on which sites are
allowed to run Flash. I have used Fx since Phoenix days and I cannot
recall any version where I couldn't fully control Flash on a site. He
is full of hot air in claiming the ability to control Flash on websites
is something new to Fx later this year. He seems to think extensions
don't exist and that "ask always" does not exist and that no extensions
to get rid of ads exist. The real problems exist with HTML5 playback as
that is much more difficult for the user to have full control over. If
Mozilla wants to do something useful they need to offer more controls
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