Flashdance

26 09 2014

I am an idiot.

I loathe autoplaying ads and vids, and have at times frantically searched through multiple open tabs in order to track down the offending bit and TURN IT OFF. If I can’t find it before I lose my mind, I simply turn off the computer’s sound.

Turning off the sound isn’t a bad tactic, by the way, but flash-infestations also slow loading times on this old laptop, and as IAMVERYIMPATIENT, I wanted. . . something more.

Okay, so I knew that there were solutions out there, but despite my deep and profound rage at autoplay, I couldn’t be arsed to track down those solutions.

(So I don’t always make sense; this surprises you?)

Anyway, today I saw a coupla’ mentions of this handy-dandy Mozilla (and Chrome) add-on called Flashblock and finally managed the tremendously difficult task of clicking on a button to install it.

Cue the sound of angels.

If you have been as irritated-by-Flash and lazy as I’ve been, today’s your lucky day. Y’all know I don’t shill for products, but this sucker’s free, easy, and goddess-as-my witness, works.

Can’t beat that.

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Pavlina R Tcherneva/https://twitter.com/ptcherneva

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