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Developer(s)Philip Chee[1]
Initial release28 January 2004; 16 years ago (2004-01-28)
Preview release
1.3.21 for Seamonkey [2] / 7 December 2014; 5 years ago (2014-12-07)
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Operating systemCross-platform
Available in34 languages
TypeFirefox extension
LicenseMPL1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 [3]

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

Extension[edit | edit source]

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.[4] Flashblock does not prevent the elements from being downloaded.[5]

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.[4][6]

Reception[edit | edit source]

In 2006, InformationWeek recommended Flashblock, and described it as one of the most popular Firefox extensions.[7][8] Lifehacker advocated its use in 2009.[9] It was reviewed by download.com in 2011,[10] by Softpedia,[11] and in 2016 Tomsguide.com included it in it's "40 Best Firefox Browser Add-Ons".[12]

See also[edit | edit source]

Others articles of the Topic Free software : Nxt, GBDE, PeerCast, CometVisu, JQuarks, wmii, Android (operating system)
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Download Flashblock (Firefox) 1.5.18 (Free) for Windows". tomsguide.com.
  2. Downloads on downloads.mozdev.org
  3. Flashblock licence terms on flashblock.mozdev.org.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "CVS log for flashblock/source/content/flashblock/flashblock.css". www.mozdev.org.
  5. "mozdev.org - flashblock: faq". flashblock.mozdev.org.
  6. "XBL for User Style Sheets". www.squarefree.com.
  7. "IE 7 and Firefox: Who Wins Now? - InformationWeek". UBM Tech.
  8. "Firefox Essentials: 10 Must-Have Extensions - InformationWeek". UBM Tech.
  9. "Protect Yourself from Drive-By Browser Malware Attacks". Lifehacker. 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  10. "Flashblock". Download.com.
  11. "Download Flashblock 1.5.20". Softpedia.
  12. "40 Best Firefox Browser Add-Ons". tomsguide.com. 16 June 2016.

External links[edit | edit source]

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