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From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT) BuildID: 20010124 Mozilla should offer option to switch off flash, shockwave and other rich media support. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Goto news.com 2. Open any article 3. Swear demonically as your precious bandwidth is wasted on downloading those damn flash banners After seeing flash being used ever more in more... "intrusive" ways *cough* banner ads *cough*, i think the option to switch off flash support (and other stuff, for that matter [beatnik, realplayer etc.]) would be really really cool. probably easier said than done, too =) Will add screenshot of preferences.
Confirming and over to Prefs.
Assignee: asa → matt
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Preferences
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows NT → All
QA Contact: doronr → sairuh
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Mozilla should have preference for switching off Flash support etc. → [RfE] Mozilla should have preference for switching off Flash support etc.
That would be realy nice.
I'd much prefer a plugin arbitrator. Something that allows you to disable plugins entirely, or change what mime types they handle. Since it would be similar to helper applications, it should either go in that, or as Navigator\Plugins. =>UIDF for comments.
Assignee: matt → hangas
Component: Preferences → User Interface: Design Feedback
QA Contact: sairuh → mpt
In the helper apps prefs for each MIME type, in addition to `Mozilla' `Ask me', `Save to Disk', `Foo application', and `Bar plugin', we could have `Ignore'.
note related bug 19118
I think, in addition to the global on/off switch for these plugins, you should be able to do it on a domain name basis as well. When you enter a domain to be blocked (or allowed), you specify which plugins out of the ones installed should be allowed/disallowed. For example, right now I would just disable flash for go.com and news.com/cnet.com, because those are the only sites I visit where they are doing annoying flash ads.
Thomas Winzig <email@example.com> please don't change the scope or focus of a bug report. We try to limit bugs to a single issue. I suspect what you want is already possible, please search bugzilla for site prefs bugs.
I'm sorry, I was trying to suggest the original feature request be usurped by my idea.
I think that when the window saying "You need a plugin to view Shockwave Flash, press ok to download." that pops up when you don't have the plugin installed should contain also "No, and never bother me with that again" besides the "OK and "cancel" buttons
Seems like this bug is moving towards a plugin manager of sorts (kind of like the cookie manager).
Would it be sufficient to be able to uninstall plug-ins you don't want, and be able to temporarily disable all plug-ins (or disable all plug-ins for a given site)? I can't think of many situations where I'd want to allow Flash but not Java, for example.
Well, I think it should be treated like cookies and images - you can have sites with allowed/disallowed cookies, with allowed and disallowed images, so you should have also list for allowing/disallowing plugins form certain sites, or do it like images - have option to disallow rich media (plugins) from different domains.
if i'm testing fallback, i'd want to be able to individually disable plugins.
Chaning the qa contact on these bugs to me. MPT will be moving to the owner of this component shortly. I would like to thank him for all his hard work as he moves roles in mozilla.org...Yada, Yada, Yada...
QA Contact: mpt → zach
Can this be of any help??
Created attachment 26710 [details] Screenshot from Image Manager when pref("flashblocker.enabled", false); (no tab!!)
BTW I'm working on an more powerfull version right now. O Play Macromedia Flash files only once O Use Macromedia Flash file settings O Never play Macromedia Flash files /H-J.
updating to new owner. sorry for the spam.
Assignee: hangas → mpt
*** Bug 86244 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bah. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 19118 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
So, now you have one bug less Matthew. That other bug is not assigned to you! Also note that that other bug is about a Plugin manager and not about blocking Flash! Yeah yeah, I hear you. You would say:" But IF that Plugin manager is capable of setting the Mime-Type to none then there will be NO Flash content rendered. That's right, but IF you do not use Mozilla at all, it won't render anything!
Bug 19118 now covers - being able to change what plugins what handle what mime types. - adding something similar to the cookie manager that determines whether a page is allowed to load a plugin. It seems to me like the first makes the most sense as global settings that few people ever tweak, and the second as per-site settings that most advanced users will look at. Does it really make sense to combine them into one ui? Would combining them force the mime type settings to be per-site?
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