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Kill Flash with Click2Flash - Mac Tips Daily! #400

I  love the web, but there are some things about it that really annoy me. The most prominent thing is content made from Adobe Flash.  You've seen it - as soon as you get to a website a video starts playing automatically, an ad superimposes over the content you are trying to see, all kinds of annoying things like that.  

While flash is great for these things, it also decreases how fast you can load a web page. In fact, poorly encoded flash can even crash your web browser.

Click2Flash to the rescue. 

Essentially it is a plug-in that will allow you to block flash content in Safari.  When there is something you want to see, you simply click on the area that is blocked and then it will start to play.

Under the Safari menu it will also allow you to customize how the app works. You can configure white lists of sites that you don't want filtered, so no worries about missing anything on the web.  

You simply run the install program and then when you go to a website offering flash content, you will see an image that says Click2Flash. You click on it and the flash loads, when you want it to... not first thing.

It's easy to do and it's a great enhancement (IMHO) to web browsing.