issue130: Can't disable the popup which asks for the Flash plugin

Priority: bug Status: resolved
msg281 (view) Author: dclemente Date: 2009-02-09.15:54:11
   each time I open a page which embeds a Flash object, a popup appears which says:

This page contains information of a type (application/x-shockwave-flash) that can only be viewed with the
appropriate Plug-in.
Click OK to download Plugin.

   I certainly don't want Flash, and I don't like that Conkeror asks me each time. There should be a way
to remember the user's decision... or a way to disable this dialog.

   You can use this code to try:

 <embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" />

  Or test it by opening any of these URLs:

   This seems to happen only in a computer running Ubuntu 8.04. In my home computer running Debian
unstable, no popup appears. However, both have the same values in about:config:
- application.use_ns_plugin_finder;false
- plugin.expose_full_path;true
- plugin.override_internal_types;false
- privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins;2
- security.xpconnect.plugin.unrestricted;true

  With latest conkeror from Git, and this Xulrunner:
ii  xulrunner        XUL + XPCOM application runner

msg283 (view) Author: dclemente Date: 2009-02-10.15:06:19
With this xulrunner it also happens:
ii  xulrunner-1.9    XUL + XPCOM application runner
msg411 (view) Author: dclemente Date: 2009-09-06.18:56:07
The solution to this was just to disable the Flash plugin. This can be done with M-x extensions. More
about that at
Date User Action Args
2009-09-06 18:56:07dclementesetstatus: chatting -> resolved
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messages: + msg283
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