Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.11.12
  • Total Downloads:
    6,925
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    23.75KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
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 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 23.75KB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,925
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Report a problem
 
read more +