So after a particularly frustrating day of having Flash-based content crash my browser, I finally buckled under and succumbed to the recommendation of my old business partner Tim Smith and downloaded a little, free Mac Safari plugin called “ClickToFlash“.
ClickToFlash is a simple tool that blocks Flash content in the Safari browser and replaces it with a pleasant, ignorable graphic. And if you choose to click the ignorable graphic – the Flash movie loads normally. Simple.
But why would the average person want it? Most advocates will tell you because it will significantly reduce browser crashing. Which it does. But there is something else. Something I found infinitely more satisfying.
I’d resisted ClickToFlash previously because I thought, at the time, I wouldn’t want to miss out on all those cool experiences, those grey boxes would probably annoy me, and any extra clicking would degrade my experience.
Was I ever wrong on all counts.