There are various windows that want to disable the use of plugins within their context. An example of this is Composer windows (see http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88956 ). We currently provide per window functionality toggling via nsIWebBrowserSetup. We then use nsIContentPolicy at callsites to determine whether or not a "load" should proceed. What should probably happen here is that the plugin code queries the content policy via ::ShouldLoad() before loading a plugin. If yes, continue w/ the load, if no, "stop" loading (presumably though not much "loading" has occurred already though and this happens at init time).
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Does this mean I would be able to have a preference to temporarily turn off certain plugins, such as Flash? For example, say I wanted to disable Flash for a while so that I'm not bombarded with ads. But then I want to visit a Flash enabled site. Perhaps the placeholder could say "Get this plugin" or "Enable this plugin" depending. Or should I do an RFE for that?
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The plug-ins triage team (av, beppe, peterl, serge and shrir) have reviewed this issue and have made the following determination: This is dependent upon the Plug-in Mgr work, marking dependency
[RFE] is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement. They have the same meaning.
Could we please change "platform" and "OS" to "all"?
Comment: in future it could be important to disable some plugins for safety: I mean the WINE based windows plugins (Crossover) f.i. Quicktime. It should be possible to disable most of the plugins and somtimes to enable someone on secure sites.
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"RFE" in summary is deprecated in favor of severity: enhancement
moving to 1.4 beta, plug-in branch work
It would be best if the user could enable/disable running of Flush plugins just like it's possible for images (on per site basis).
I believe it's a duplicate of bug 94035, which has 320 votes and 138 comments as I'm writing this.
Bug 94035 concerns blocking plug-ins by site; this is about turning off plug-ins by window. It's probably not a dupe, but it could be a WONTFIX if the powers that be decide to approach blocking plug-ins by fixing 94035 instead of this.
A feature to disable plug-ins on a per-site basis would be greatly appreciated, this would save me from being bombarded by Flash ads and also allow me to watch Flash-enabled sites.
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Actually, my interest in this capability is completely eliminated with the adblock extension. I would suggest directing folks to try adblock and closing this bug.
You can disable plugin per-docshell.