[LINK] Flash is Ugly, Ugly, Ugly

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Fri Sep 11 14:32:25 AEST 2009

On Fri, 11 Sep 2009, Roger Clarke wrote:

> I wanted to look at QANTAS Round the World fares.
> That part of the site demands Flash 10.  (As if you can't do an
> interactive map with anything other than Flash 10.  And as if you
> can't construct a sequence of ports-of-call without an interactive
> map).
> I opened a little-used browser (Camino), with the intention of
> installing it there, and closing it again.
> When I agreed to download the Installer, it:
> -   told me it will install in *all* browsers
> -   offered no options
> -   forced me to click things so that it could close open browsers
> -   when I fiddled around trying to find options, it fell over
> The site appears to offer no other approach:
> http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/productinfo/instructions/
> Is anyone aware of a way to install Flash 10 in only one browser?

On UNIX yes.  I just dump the flash player into the "plugins" directory and symlink 
to the appropriate object.    Then I can stop my browser and run a little script 
to enable/disable any plugs I do not want rather easily.


Rachel Polanskis                 Kingswood, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
grove at zeta.org.au                http://www.zeta.org.au/~grove/grove.html
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