FlashBlock

FlashBlock

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.11.12
  • Total Downloads:
    6,204
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.75KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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Flash technology has been both a blessing and a curse for Internet users. It's brought us wonderful Web sites like YouTube, but it's also been responsible for annoying, slow-loading advertisements, cumbersome Web site splash pages, and those much-despised autoplaying videos. Fortunately for all of us, there's FlashBlock. This simple Chrome extension lets users control how they interact with Flash elements online.

FlashBlock installs easily and performs its magic with little user input. Once it's installed, anything that's Flash-based--ads, videos, whatever--will be replaced by a circular button with the Flash logo on it. If you decide that you want to view the Flash item, simply click the button, and it will appear and function normally. The extension can be disabled for entire Web sites--a helpful feature for sites like YouTube--and users can optionally hide the placeholder images. FlashBlock blocks not only Flash but Shockwave, Silverlight, and Authorware as well. That's pretty much the extent of FlashBlock's features, but as far as we're concerned, it's enough. We think Flash is great, but when it's misused it can be a serious online irritant. FlashBlock lets you choose how Flash functions in your online environment, and we love having that choice.

FlashBlock is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Great but causes issues"

August 07, 2012  |  By face_palm

 |  Version: FlashBlock 1.2.11.12

Pros

Works fine on simple sites

Cons

On some sites, like e-cards.com, it completely hides flash without replacing it with a placeholder.

The developer of FlashBlock was also caught by Google spreading malware on his website, ruzanow.ru.

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5 stars

"FlashBlock works great"

June 05, 2011  |  By leadfoot1000

 |  Version: FlashBlock 1.2.11.12

Pros

It blocks all of the flash I get in my emails and when I go to a site and it has flash. It's gone and all I have to do if I want to see the flash video or whatever.Just left click if I want to see it. Not having shoved down my throat everytime.

Cons

None whatsoever

Summary

Can't live without it. I need it so band width won't get to big. So far with flashblock I have saved a lot of band width. If you don't use it and cry about all the overage in band width. Suck it up and move on and install flashblock.

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4 stars

"Very good to have it"

March 18, 2010  |  By Carlos Poblete

 |  Version: FlashBlock 1.2.11.12

Pros

You can stop the many flashes that show up when your read an article in a newspaper using your browser

Cons

It is too early to say

Summary

Later

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.11.12
Google Chrome 4.0 or later
General
Publisher Lex1
Publisher web site http://www.chromeextensions.org/user/?user_id=142
Release Date December 17, 2009
Date Added December 17, 2009
Version 1.2.11.12
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Chrome Extensions
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.75KB
File Name extension_1_2_11_12.crx
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,204
Downloads Last Week 17
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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