Stop Flash from automatically loading with ClickToFlash

Sep 24, 2009 - 8 Comments

click-to-flash I love the web, I hate Flash. It’s a slow bloated resource hog that makes browsing the web painful, loud, and obnoxious. Really the only time I actually want to use it is on video sharing sites like YouTube, when using Flash is MY choice and not some obnoxious web advertisers with a “Congratulations… blah blah blah” talking Flash ad. Ok now that my rant is over, you can stop Flash from automatically loading by using an awesome Safari add-on called ClickToFlash, which allows you to only load Flash when you want to by clicking on a marked and disabled Flash region and manually enabling it yourself! Genius! Somehow I had never heard of ClickToFlash before, but one of our brilliant readers suggested using it and I am so glad that I did. So, are you sick of Flash getting in the way of your web experience? Download QuickToFlash now and save yourself, and thanks again to Adam Pieniazek for the tip!

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  1. Reddddddditor says:

    Anything to stop Flash trash is brilliant, thank you so much

  2. haymoose says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! Great App!

  3. In a circle of tips/sharing, thank you for writing the article about Safari freaking out, which lead to me finding out about ClickToFlash in the Reddit comments for your article.

    Oh, and an infinite amount of thanks to the ClickToFlash dev for restoring sanity and stability to my web experience.

  4. [...] am a huge fan of ClickToFlash, the Safari plugin that prevents all Flash from loading unless you approve it. But what if you [...]

  5. Eth says:

    Flashblock ( should do the exact same thing on Firefox.

  6. [...] playing Flash elements, games, and videos. The easiest solution for Mac users is to just install a Flash blocker plugin like ClickToFlash so that Flash files are not automatically [...]

  7. [...] you do have to use Flash for other reasons, it’s highly recommended to install a ClickToFlash plugin for Safari or enabling the included click-to-load Flash feature in Chrome, both offer the same [...]

  8. Peter says:

    It does’t fix for me. I can’t find any icon of clicktoflash on my Chrome browser after install.

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