For over a year, we are saying that Flash is no longer worthwhile, especially after that 2015 was a catastrophic year in terms of safety. Chrome last month announced it would begin to block Flash content at the end of the year, and this morning Mozilla has done the same announcing his plans.
As said by the foundation Firefox will start blocking Flash content next month. They will begin blocking only non – essential content for the user experience, which they hope will improve the security of your browser, consume less battery power and reduce the amount of Flash related crashes by 10%.
Mozilla has supported its decision showing a graph showing the evolution of the failures of plugins, which you can see is the number of errors decreased dramatically when YouTube replaced Flash replacing it with HTML5, and the trend continued downward when Facebook did the same in their videos.
The slow agony of Flash
It seems that the creators of Firefox are clear, and this first move could mark the beginning of the end of Flash in your browser. In fact, they have also said that from 2017 Flash will be disabled by default, and we appear a box to click when youwant to run it to play a particular content.
With this move Mozilla follows in the footsteps of other major browsers. As we said earlier, Chrome will begin to block this type of content from the end of the year, but is that Microsoft Edge start also automatically pause the Flash content less relevant, and Safari disable Flash by default in Sierra macOS.
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A couple of days ago Mozilla updated the roadmap with plans for your browser. In it we can see that this year his intention is to eliminate the need to install plugins from version 49 to be launched on 13 September. The only exception was the Flash, although as we have not seen is that going to last a lot.
Therefore, the trend seems clear, thanks to HTML5, browsers no longer need certain plugins to run certain types of files, and most have started planning how to get rid of them. Reputable services like YouTube and Facebook also follow this trend, although there are still many pages that have not been updated and still rely on Flash, its agony still seems to last a few months, even years.Tags: Firefox, Flash, Flash content