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.
Flashblock is an extension for the Google Chrome that blocks all Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content. Flashblock currently blocks Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Shockwave\, Macromedia Authorware and MS Silverlight.
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.
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.