Opened 8 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#7470 closed defect (wontfix)

Make it possible to run Flash in TBB

Reported by: arma Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: flash
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #7008 Points:
Reviewer: Sponsor:


As one of the early steps for #7008, we need to fix all these bugs where people try to enable flash in TBB and can't. It seems that some of the problem is documentation (our instructions don't work), and some is that all the various things we do to disable plugins aren't actually as clean to disable as we hoped.

I'm using this as a catch-all ticket to round up all the tickets about this issue.

Child Tickets

#1305closedTorbutton should provide an "Block all but flash/gnash" optionApplications/Torbutton
#6109closedcypherpunksFlash does not work with TBB 2.2.36-1TorBrowserButton
#6399closederinnTor Browser 2.2.37-1, with flash added, freezes and inevitably crashes as soon as scripts are enabled on a page.Applications/Tor bundles/installation
#8129closedmikeperryTBB 2.4.9-alpha-1 crashes when I try to watch a flash videoTorBrowserButton
#8313closedmikeperryDisplay a confirmation upon enabling FlashTorBrowserButton

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

The pref simplification in #3100 should improve this.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by mikeperry

#3100 is done. I also gutted a lot of redundancy in how we disable plugins. It should in theory be much simpler to enable Flash now. Simply going into the Torbutton settings should be enough.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by arma

Somebody should confirm that Mike is right, and also try to anticipate how users will get confused or screw up on this step. I bet that will lead to more tickets, and after that hopefully we can close this one.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Component: Tor bundles/installationTor Browser
Keywords: flash added

Should we close #7680 as a dupe of this? Reassigning to Tor Browser.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by arma

For posterity, this ticket was meant to be "allow users to do it if they demand to, rather than saying it works but actually it doesn't work", and #7680 was meant to be "make it something we can actually recommend".

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Keywords: needs-triage removed
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team
Severity: Normal
Status: newassigned

Still not possible - sites don't see Flash plugin and

undefined entity pluginPrefs.xul:10:3
TypeError: libLabel is null PluginProvider.jsm:84:32

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by twim

Should it even be in already bloated Firefox (TBB)? Flash seems to be another giant shining hole (e.g. see recent CVE-2016-9079).

comment:9 Changed 3 years ago by arma

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

Ok. Closing as wontfix because I'm working towards closing #7008 as wontfix.

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