Flashgot interferes with Flashblock.

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jacemace2002
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Flashgot interferes with Flashblock.

Post by jacemace2002 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:25 am

Flashgot v1.5.5.95 interferes with Flashblock v1.5.17 on my Windows 8 x64 laptop. I have tried it in Firefox, Cyberfox, Waterfox, Palemoon, Seamonkey and Icedragon in all the latest versions.
All with the same result. Flashgot makes the Flashblock icon disappear after half a second.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0

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Re: Flashgot interferes with Flashblock.

Post by Thrawn » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:36 am

Well, Giorgio may be able to sort it out, but on the whole, you're better off dropping FlashBlock and using NoScript to do the job. It's more reliable and can block other plugins like Java, plus it protects you from clickjacking, cross-site scripting, etc.

To use NoScript like FlashBlock:
  • Enable 'Scripts Globally Allowed' (optional)
  • In Options-Embeddings, select 'Apply these restrictions to whitelisted sites too'

More details are on Giorgio's blog.
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Re: Flashgot interferes with Flashblock.

Post by therube » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:19 pm

Earlier report, viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18104.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0 SeaMonkey/2.23a2

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Re: Flashgot interferes with Flashblock.

Post by Sablesword » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:37 am

you're better off dropping FlashBlock and using NoScript to do the job.


Unless you're not. There is a reason why I uninstalled NoScript after giving it a try: It's annoying. Security is inverse to convenience, and I use Flashblock for convenience, not security.

For now I've reverted to FlashGot 1.5.5.5, but if it comes down to a choice, I'd rather abandon FlashGot in favor of some alternative than abandon FlashBlock in favor of NoScript.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20131208 Firefox/24.0 PaleMoon/24.2.2

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