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Mozilla To Enable Click-To-Play For All Firefox Plugins By Default 181

An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla on Tuesday announced a massive change to the way it loads third-party plugins in Firefox. The company plans to enable Click to Play for all versions of all plugins, except the latest release of Flash. This essentially means Firefox will soon only load third-party plugins when users click to interact with the plugin. Currently, Firefox automatically loads any plugin requested by a website, unless Mozilla has blocked it for security reasons (such as for old versions of Java, Silverlight, and Flash)."
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Mozilla To Enable Click-To-Play For All Firefox Plugins By Default

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  • by empties (2827183) on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @01:29PM (#42729201)
    What will I do with the excess memory if plugin-container.exe doesn't get out of hand anymore? Or perhaps we'll see a new big process: plugin-container-container
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @01:35PM (#42729287)

    I stopped using it because it was so much slower than Chrome at some basic tasks

    Are you a "high speed" trader?

    What real useful difference does it make? Seriously?

    Step 1: Crippling addiction to absorbing information from the internet at all times.
    Step 2: Run out of information to absorb from familiar places.
    Step 3: Boredom.
    Step 4: Find new place from which information can be absorbed. That new place discusses application speed and responsiveness with nanosecond resolution.
    Step 5: Absorbed information must be used! Develop brand new crippling addiction of obsessing over browser speed.
    Step 6: ???
    Step 7: Gain attention by complaining on public forums! Which is a form of profit.

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