User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030402 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4a) Gecko/20030402 Currently plugins can be disabled for Mail/News. I would like a check-box for the browser too (or, at minimum, a "hidden setting" in about:config). If plugins are allowed for the browser (default): * supported plugins should be loaded and run * not installed plugins should prompt for d/l If plugins for browser are turned off: * plugins files should not be downloaded/run * no prompt should be made to install new s/w I would very much like to see this option, particularly (but not limited to!) to turn off Flash animations and (when Flash not installed) to stop prompting to install Flash. We already have the ability to turn off images (incl. animation of), pop-ups, Java, Cookies, etc, etc, and this would be another example of allowing the *user* to filter content and thereby streamline and speed up their browsing experience At least one other person supported this idea when I posted it to netscape.public.mozilla.wishlist. Given that the short-term future (post-1.4) of Mozilla will be to *cut back* on configurability, I would very much like to see this implemented in the 1.4 tree. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Isn't bug 94035 the solution ? You could use that to disallow all plugins, or only for certain types (*like Flash) or sites. See also 19118 (Plug-In Manager).
re comment #1, yes one of the low-level fixes given in bug 94035 works for me as an quick fix. Not very elegant though, so I'd still like to see another checkbox next to the same option as already exists for Mail/News. In the meantime I'm happy though. Cheers!
this is a dupe of Bug 189378 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189378 ***
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