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Editors' Review


This simple tool allows users to enable and disable Flash animation while browsing the Web, but it offered mixed results when we put it to the test.

One you download Toggle Flash, you may have to manually add the button to your toolbar. As we browsed through various sites containing Flash animation, we clicked the tiny red button, but it was impossible to determine whether the program was enabled or disabled. Hovering our mouse over the button didn't offer us any indication. A change in button color once enabled (e.g., red to green) would definitely help the problem. A DOS-style window popped-up each time we clicked on the button, but Toggle Flash's performance was hit-and-miss. The program disabled the animation on some sites, and failed to do so on others. We also noticed that Web sites where the Flash was disabled were slow to load.

You won't find help with this free add-on and even a brief Readme file would help users get acclimated to Toggle Flash. With so little to go on and considering its spotty performance, we'd rather stick to our current, more reliable means of disabling Flash animation.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Great until yesterday (4-21-2015)"

April 22, 2015  |  By moorpheus2

2015-04-22 07:25:04  |  By moorpheus2

 |  Version: Toggle Flash 1.0.3


As Flash intrudes on everything and takes over my computer, I like to block it 21/7. I need it on to see my Fitbit steps and will easily turn flash off and on via Toggle Flash. It's just what I want and has worked well for years.


Stopped working! Yesterday, Flash caused my computer to freeze and I had to crash it out and restart. Today, I noticed that, even though I had Flash disabled, the Flash was again eating my computer. I had to keep going in to Task Manager to delete.
I don't know what changed, but I'm pretty unhappy to lose what was a great tool.


Worked well and easily perhaps since it started. Suddenly stopped working and I'm unhappy. There must be something more controllable than the beast called Flash.

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4 stars

"Works as advertised. Easy."

July 19, 2010  |  By mrkuehn

2010-07-19 11:52:39  |  By mrkuehn

 |  Version: Toggle Flash 1.0.3


It does exactly what I want without any problems.


Not a lot of publisher information...makes you kind of wonder about the source...

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2 stars

"Toggle Flash is not effective enough and needs work"

January 31, 2010  |  By brainetree

2010-01-31 08:06:47  |  By brainetree

 |  Version: Toggle Flash 1.0.3


Any help disabling flash in ie8 is appreciated


Toggle Flash's performance is spotty; the DOS window popping up each time is a nuisance


I had great hopes for Toggle Flash but was disappointed with it's degree of success. I use ie8 only occasionally because it has such limited means of disabling flash and other nuissance ads, has limited autofill capability and its slim-pickens on its number of extensions also. And who wants the home button on a different toolbar on the far right of the browser? Little wonder that ie's market share keeps shrinking - I don't get what the developers are thinking. CNET says in it's reveiw "we'd rather stick to our current, more reliable means of disabling Flash animation" - I'd love to know what that "more reliable means" is.

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5 stars

"Super simple way to block or allow Adobe Flash"

April 22, 2008  |  By msparth

2008-04-22 16:35:03  |  By msparth

 |  Version: Toggle Flash 1.0.3


The tool makes blocking or allowing Adobe Flash a breeze?just one click to turn Flash on and another to turn it off. I?m glad there?s finally an easy to use tool like this for Internet Explorer.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.3
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher Toggle Flash
Publisher web site
Release Date April 21, 2008
Date Added April 21, 2008
Version 1.0.3
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 188KB
File Name togflash.msi
Total Downloads 4,742
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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