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Flashblock important in Xubuntu

June 8, 2008

I have not used Flashblock on Windows or Macintosh computers because Flash content seems to work well enough not to interfere with the browsing experience.  But – I don’t know why – it doesn’t seem to work well in Xubuntu, and particularly not on machines with 512 mb RAM.  (which could be a proxy for “older machines whose xfce video drivers ain’t so good) 

When you install Flash in the first place, use the “Flash plugin nonfree” in Synaptics package manager, then open Firefox and install the “Flashblock” plugin in the usual way.  Presto! Computer doesn’t slow to a crawl every time you visit ScienceBlogs or BBC.  And you can still click through to see YouTube content just fine.

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  1. June 9, 2008 at 15:37 | #1

    Cool tip! I will have to install that.

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