“In Safari 10, set to ship with macOS Sierra, Apple plans to disable common plug-ins like Adobe Flash, Java, Silverlight, and QuickTime by default in an effort to focus on HTML5 content and improve the overall web browsing experience,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“As explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog, when a website offers both Flash and HTML5 content, Safari will always deliver the more modern HTML5 implementation,” Clover reports. “On a website that requires a plug-in like Adobe Flash to function, users can activate it with a click as can be done in Google’s Chrome browser.”
Clover reports, “Safari 10 will also include a command to reload a page with installed plug-ins activated to give users additional options for controlling the content that’s displayed, and there are preferences for choosing which plug-ins are visible to which websites in Safari’s Security preferences.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes!
Adobe… your shitastic Flash must die. – MacDailyNews, February 5, 2010
Abhimanyu Ghoshal notes for TNW: “Google issued a similar proposal for Chrome last month, which is set to be implemented in Q4 this year. However, it included a whitelist which named the world’s top 10 sites (YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo are on it), for which it would still run Flash. Safari has no such list.”