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Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by lionelb » 2016-04-11, 11:37

OS: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela (x86_64)
PM: 26.1.1 (x64)

I have set the items for Shockwave Flash File (application/futuresplash and application-x-shockwave-flash) to "Always ask" in the Preferences/Applications tab. However, flash video (e.g., on bbc.co.uk) still starts playing automatically. Sometimes an "Autoplay On" message is visible in the upper right corner of the video window - but changing that seems to make no difference. Nor do I appear to have access to Flash Global Settings (the right-click menu simply opens a Flash Player Help page). Is there another setting I need to change somewhere?

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Re: Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by biopsin » 2016-04-11, 13:21

visit Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins and set it to Ask to activate
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Re: Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by Moonraker » 2016-04-11, 13:41

I experienced this yesterday with the reinheit theme.I changed the browser theme and it cured it.
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Re: Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by lionelb » 2016-04-11, 14:21

visit Tools -> Add-ons -> Plugins and set it to Ask to activate
Thanks, biopsin, that did it. (So what does the Preferences/Applications setting actually do then...?)

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Re: Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by Pallid Planetoid » 2016-04-11, 14:49

Welcome to the forum lionelb, can you please provide the URL to a website example?
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Re: Pale Moon ignoring "always ask" for Flash content

Post by lionelb » 2016-04-11, 15:25

Thanks, you're welcome - appreciate the speedy response(s) here.

Here's some typical BBC Flash content (annoyingly, the BBC deliver HTML5 to mobile, but Flash to desktop - can spoof the browser id string to get round that, but it messes up other stuff):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36012569

Not sure how long these links persist, but most (all?) multimedia content off the front page http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ seems to be Flash.

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