Each modern Mac browser these displays web pages and that means advertising.
Yes, advertising pays the freight for most web sites these days, including the Mincey site (so, it’s OK to ignore everything I write from here on), but some ads are annoying beyond belief.
Ads with Flash animation may be the worst offenders of all. Not only do they swish and move violently on the page, but they suck up extra battery power even when you’re doing nothing more than reading.
This is the story of two free Safari extensions that I don’t want you to use but you’ll want to use them anyway.
ClickToFlash prevents the automatic loading of anything using the Flash plugin in Safari. That means no Flash videos to suck your battery dry. And, no battery sucking, eyeball annoying Flash advertisements, either.
ClickToPlugin is similar except it prevents Safari from even launching plugins until you want them to run. Including the Flash plugin.
Even better, both extensions can block every plugin object with a simple blank placeholder that you can click to load the embedded content.
ClickToPlugin has the advanced option to replace most plugin media players (like Flash) with Safari’s built-in HTML5 media player (many advertising servers and media servers will send their media in HTML5, too).
Nice, right? No annoying auto play Flash movies or animated advertising swimming around your eyeballs while you read a web page.
Just remember to support those sites you visit by supporting their sponsors, too.