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Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August

Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August
Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August
Mozilla claims that the eventual removal of Flash will improve both the stability and security of its popular browser.

Mozilla has announced through a blog entry that it will be gradually ending support for Adobe Flash on its Firefox browser. As the company continues to improve upon the stability, security, and battery life of its browser, Flash has been steadily moving towards the chopping block as a direct result. Accordingly, Mozilla will begin automatically blocking Flash content deemed unessential for its users beginning this August. At the same time, an organized list will be constantly updated for content that will eventually be replaced by the HTML5 standard. Classic Flash-based ads will consequently become more uncommon for users.

By early next year, Firefox users will have to manually activate the Flash plugin if they wish to run Flash content. Like a growing number of developers, Mozilla has been encouraging users to move away from Flash, Java, or Silverlight. The outdated NPAPI plugins will eventually be disabled completely on future Firefox versions. Other browsers are paving themselves similar paths including Microsoft's Edge where all Flash 10 content will be paused by default come the Anniversary Update on August 2nd. Both Google and Apple have also announced plans to phase out Flash from their respective browsers.

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Crash rate of Firefox plugins over the past year according to Mozilla
Crash rate of Firefox plugins over the past year according to Mozilla

Source(s)

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2016/07/20/reducing-adobe-flash-usage-in-firefox/

via: http://winfuture.de/news,93256.html

https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/04/07/putting-users-in-control-of-flash/

Bild: http://www.onlinephilippines.com.ph/the-death-of-flash-why-most-business-websites-are-moving-on/

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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-07-26 (Update: 2016-07-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.