One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

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One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-11-28, 10:23

The creativity people have poured into their flash projects!

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Re: One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by Al6bus » 2021-11-28, 11:08

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Re: One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by moonbat » 2021-11-28, 12:07

Don't you mean NPAPI plugin support, since Flash is just that?

This is just beautiful. Another example of the past being objectively way cooler and more creative than the modern dumb web. I can't even begin to imagine the level of javascript and CSS bullshit you would need to recreate something like this in HTML5.
And given that HTML5 was supposed to replace Flash, all it did was bring in video support. Cool animations, mouseover special effects and sounds went the way of the dodo.
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Re: One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-11-28, 12:26

moonbat wrote:
2021-11-28, 12:07
Don't you mean NPAPI plugin support, since Flash is just that?
Of course I mean NPAPI support, mr. semantics. But this is focused on Flash specifically.

I think Adobe (and other players) made a big mistake deprecating all of this.
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Re: One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by athenian200 » 2021-11-28, 12:27

I feel the same way. One reason I always have Pale Moon on hand is because I have always considered browsers that don't support Flash to be inferior browsers. And now this is one of the last ones I have that can support it.

I remember one thing that kinda pissed me off was that Microsoft Edge (the old one, at least) kept looking for ways to keep Flash viable for as long as possible, but Google security researchers kept poking holes in every solution they would find that was a compromise short of removing it, and essentially forced everyone including Adobe into dropping Flash Player by finding all these hypothetical flaws that weren't even in the wild and publishing them, generating terrible PR and scaring people away from Flash until everyone agreed on the 2020 sunset date.
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Re: One very good reason not to drop Flash support from Pale Moon

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2021-11-28, 15:54

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