In Google Chrome, there is an option to enable “Click to Play” for plugins, such as Flash, Java, or Silverlight. This makes the browser safer (especially after all the Java security vulnerability in the last time) and a little bit fast. Today, I found out that this option exists in Firefox too – although its a little bit hidden.
To enable “Click to Play” in Firefox…
- go to
about:config and click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”
plugins.click_to_play and set it to true (by double-clicking the entry)
After that, when you get to a page that contains Flash (videos), Java, or any other plugin, you’ll get a “Click to Play” message for the plugin.