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A possible fix for slow Flash plug-in loading in Safari
Authored by: palahala on Feb 07, '09 04:38:19AM

Wouldn't life be great if removing this scripting support only gets rid of those Flash cookies (Local Shared Objects) and does not prevent the actual usage of flash?

To me, the hidden Flash privacy abuse alone is a reason to hope for alternatives. However, during some testing I did, disabling these cookies seemed to make some Flash sites load a lot slower, or not load at all. Odd: choosing "Always deny" would not start flash on some sites, but using "Always ask" for the very same site would actually make the flash start when the "... is requesting permission to store information on your local computer" dialog was still shown, after which denying access would then not stop the already running flash... This makes me wonder if scripting was involved, so if I can find those sites again I will certainly experiment a bit!

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