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benjaminlindelof
 
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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 10:36 am

With Internet Explorer, I can disabled Adobe/Macromedia Flash plugin.

How do I do it with Firefox 2?

(All Flash are annoying ads anyway, so I'm not missing anything.)

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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 11:17 am

The Flashblock extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/433/
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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 11:40 am

No I don't want to install any extensions to Firefox 2. I don't want to block anything, I want to disable an installed Plugin.

Anyone else?

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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 12:05 pm

Remove this file: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins\NPSWF32.dll (or adapt the path according to your installation)

No more flash.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 1:00 pm

No, I'm not going to delete any files either.

"How do I disable a the Flash plugin with Firefox 2"?

The answer is you can't. Internet Explorer gives you control over your plugins. Firefox 2 does not. (Without 'adding extensions' which is counter-intuitive, or deleting files.)

Maybe add "Plugin Controls" to the next version of Firefox?
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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 1:16 pm

File a bug. Some features like "plugin control" are done in FF via extensions. That's the way it is at the moment.
You can add a suggestion for FF3 here: http://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Feature ... ng:Add-ons

Why do you do not want to remove that file? You have installed it. Flash is not a part of the FF package.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 1:19 pm

OK....

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Post Posted October 27th, 2006, 1:51 pm

I don't know if this works for Flash:
Plugin Manager: http://www.gozer.org/mozilla/extensions/

Many features are added to Fx via extensions: if you would put all of them in Fx then Fx would become unworkable so choices were made.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2006, 2:33 am

It doesnt, though it shows flash on the list after you install it.
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Post Posted November 17th, 2006, 5:08 pm

Could be caused by the location of the Flash plugin: in the Firefox program folder (plugins folder) or in the C:\windows\system32\Macromed\ folder.

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