Re: When Firefox will end Flash support
- Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:39:25 -0400
- From: WaltS48 <thalionusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: When Firefox will end Flash support
On 7/28/17 8:03 PM, Desiree wrote:
On 7/27/2017 10:57 AM, WaltS48 wrote:
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.
So, Mozilla intends to go back through ALL previous versions of Fx and
remove Flash ability?
So sorry, I do not see where they state that anywhere.
Maybe a misinterpretation of what happens after Firefox 56.0 and the
following versions in 2018 and beyond.
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).
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
We have always been able to choose, but what was the default setting?
Starting in Firefox version 55, the Flash plugin is "click to play" by default. For more information, see the article Why do I have to click to activate plugins? .
Looks like the default was Always Activate.
Starting with Firefox 47 in June 2016, all plugins other than Adobe Flash are click-to-activate. Users choose which sites are allowed to activate each plugin. In addition, the 64-bit Firefox for Windows only supports the Flash plugin.
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