Update: Wed 27 Feb 2013, since I’m updating this blog, chrome and firefox and safari all support this feature.
Google Chrome has1 one, Firefox has one but Safari does not… until now!
For me, having a manual “load flash only when I tell you to” button in a web browser is a must. This reduces CPU usage on my mac which increases battery life and stops it getting too hot. These are nice things to have!
I understand some people might not want such a feature, but I do so I did some quick googling and came up with https://clicktoflash.com/. It creates a nice smooth looking flash image (shown below) which you click to add the flash item itself.
It also includes a whitelist for sites you know to be ok. Check it out if you run safari on a mac (seeing as windows does not have this problem
- its only selling point really!)