This depends on the version of the browser!
Every new version “invents” a new strategy, logic, setting… And all browsers behave differently.
Here our latest findings (as of Feb. 2017):
And those listed cannto be disabled any longer; like Chrome’s “PDF Viewer”. Or disabling “Adobe Flash Player – Version: 184.108.40.206″ does nto have the expected effect:
Several websites still show Flash content!
There still is a way to check details, though. You just have to remember this address: chrome://settings/content
Then a settings pop-up gives access to e.g.
And using the “Manage Exceptions” button indiviual websites can be accepted or refused.
Although is became a bit more difficult and confusing, in most cases it will be a good compromise between comfort and security. And with above hints you will be able to fine tune to your needs!
And finally there is the option to set a bunch of preferences/flags individually at chrome://flags/#prefer-html-over-flash .
Like the flag telling Chrome to “prefer HTML over Flash”
Also Firefox behaves different than before.
What are the actual solutions/consequences?
To enable Flash click the Menu Option Button and then select Add-Ons. In the window that opens (address: about:addons) find the “Shockwave Flash” Plugin and select your preference.
- Next option: disable Flash.
- Third Option: get asked
Decide case by case, if Flash should be enabled for the actual website or not.
With Firefox that option is not as evident and clear as with Chrome:
Chrome tells you about the option to right click and make your choice. Whereas with Firefox you need to know that a rightclick with the mouse (on Windows) will open a pop-up window asking for your preference.
If you do not know about that option, you probably just realize that nothing happens. As with an Mz3 Title: the background is visible, but the content, i.e. the book, does not load.
Reason: MegaZine3 cannot detect Firefox being waiting for a user decision (the automatic detection fails)
Hopefully this helps a bit… As long as we’ll see new behaviour 😉