Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Next Steps for Legacy Plug-Ins

Ricky Mondello writing on Apple’s WebKit blog:

[…] When Safari 10 ships this fall, by default, Safari will behave as though common legacy plug-ins on users’ Macs are not installed.

On websites that offer both Flash and HTML5 implementations of content, Safari users will now always experience the modern HTML5 implementation, delivering improved performance and battery life. This policy and its benefits apply equally to all websites; Safari has no built-in list of exceptions. If a website really does require a legacy plug-in, users can explicitly activate it on that website.

If this sounds like a great idea to you, you don’t have to wait until this autumn’s release of MacOS1 Sierra to get it. You can uninstall Flash right now. You know you want to.

See Also:Please Update Adobe Flash”.


  1. I’m going with the capital-M variant until Apple changes their hardware line to “mac pro” and the menu item for Macs to “mac”, which I really hope doesn’t happen. Mary Norris needs to have a chat with Phil Schiller. ↩︎