Chrome starts blocking Flash from version 53 September




As of September Google Chrome starts blocking the standard of small flash objects in version 53 of the browser. It involves flash objects that were not previously detectable that are smaller than 5×5 pixels.

According to Google Chrome Blog load more than ninety percent of the flash content ‘behind the scenes’ to load things as analysis tools. This type of flash consists of a tiny patch image of 5×5 pixels or smaller and did not fall under the ‘detect and turn key plugin content “which in September 2015 became the default browser setting. From an image area of ​​5×5 pixels could not in fact be determined whether it was visible.

Since Chrome 51 is an API in the browser with the name “intersection observer” that can better detect the visibility of elements. The intersection observer gives a callback when an element is or is not visible, what pages do load faster. Due to the function or a small flash element can be detected is or is not visible. It is not visible, Chrome displays an icon in the URL bar that content is blocked which the user gives to reload the page loaded with the object.

Google Chrome department says it will provide better battery life and improved page response times. From December, Chrome 55 will flash only be passed as a page at all does not support HTML5. Such pages must first be authorized.


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