Flashblock

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Flashblock
Developer(s)Philip Chee[1]
Initial release28 January 2004; 14 years ago (2004-01-28)
Stable release1.5.20 (December 6, 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-06)[3]) [±]
Preview release
1.3.21 for Seamonkey [2] / 7 December 2014; 3 years ago (2014-12-07)
Operating systemCross-platform
Available in34 languages
TypeFirefox extension
LicenseMPL1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 [4]
Websiteflashblock.mozdev.org

Flashblock is a discontinued Flash content-filtering Firefox extension for Mozilla Firefox and SeaMonkey.

Extension[edit]

Flashblock allows users to prevent page elements, such as HTML object tag browser plug-ins and advertisements, from being displayed. Flashblock neither stops the download of Flash content nor does it prevent its execution completely.

The extension uses XBL and CSS to prevent elements of Silverlight, Macromedia Authorware, Adobe Director and Adobe Flash from being displayed.[5] Flashblock does not prevent the elements from being downloaded.[6]

Flashblock provides a mechanism that allows users to display the blocked elements by clicking on them, or by whitelisting.

Flashblock is based on a bookmarklet by Jesse Ruderman.[5][7]

Reception[edit]

In 2006, InformationWeek recommended Flashblock, and described it as one of the most popular Firefox extensions.[8][9] Lifehacker advocated its use in 2009.[10] It was reviewed by download.com in 2011,[11] by Softpedia,[12] and in 2016 Tomsguide.com included it in its "40 Best Firefox Browser Add-Ons".[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Download Flashblock (Firefox) 1.5.18 (Free) for Windows". tomsguide.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  2. ^ Downloads Archived 2016-01-31 at the Wayback Machine. on downloads.mozdev.org
  3. ^ Flashblock version history on addons.mozilla.org
  4. ^ Flashblock licence terms Archived 2014-08-27 at the Wayback Machine. on flashblock.mozdev.org.
  5. ^ a b "CVS log for flashblock/source/content/flashblock/flashblock.css". www.mozdev.org.
  6. ^ "mozdev.org - flashblock: faq". flashblock.mozdev.org. Archived from the original on 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  7. ^ "XBL for User Style Sheets". www.squarefree.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-23. Retrieved 2009-02-25.
  8. ^ "IE 7 and Firefox: Who Wins Now? - InformationWeek". UBM Tech. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  9. ^ "Firefox Essentials: 10 Must-Have Extensions - InformationWeek". UBM Tech. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  10. ^ "Protect Yourself from Drive-By Browser Malware Attacks". Lifehacker. 2009-11-23. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  11. ^ "Flashblock". Download.com. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  12. ^ "Download Flashblock 1.5.20". Softpedia. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  13. ^ "40 Best Firefox Browser Add-Ons". tomsguide.com. 16 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2018-09-17. Retrieved 2018-09-17.

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