Enable/Disable Flash

If Flash ads annoy you, but you don't want to go so far as to uninstall flash, try jTFlashManager. It allows you to enable and disable the Macromedia Flash plugin without having to uninstall. The browser can't find the plugin if it has been renamed, so the the program works by simply renaming the Flash plugin back and forth when you turn Flash on or off.

I have it pointing to the npswf32.dll file in the Mozilla\Plugins folder.

Until Mozilla adds the ability to block Flash on a per site basis, this utility works well as a compliment to Mozilla's existing ad blocking capabilities.

» posted by pinder on November 20, 2002 at 05:11 PM


You can also block every plugin on the page with a simple bookmarklet:

JavaScript:function removePlugins( node ) {if ( node.nodeType == 1 && node.tagName.toLowerCase() == 'object') {var a = node.parentNode;var box = document.createElement('div');box.style.overflow="hidden";box.style.border = "1px solid black";box.style.textAlign = "left";box.innerHTML = "Plugin";box.style.width = document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(node, '').getPropertyValue('width');box.style.height = document.defaultView.getComputedStyle(node, '').getPropertyValue('height');a.insertBefore( box, node );a.removeChild( node );} else if (node.childNodes) {for (var i=0; i < node.childNodes.length;i++)removePlugins(node.childNodes[i]);}}removePlugins(document.body);

Just copy this line and place it in a new bookmark. When you're on a page with an annoying Flash animation just select it and it will be gone in no time.

# posted by Brent Marshall

How can I adjust the flash so it can't loop? We are running terminal server, and the large flash ads that continuosly loop are killing me via dial-up. I don't want to unistall it, just prevent the endless loops from eating my CPU cycles up!

# posted by Josh

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