Flash can be both a nuisance and a security risk, slowing down your Web browser and displaying annoying advertisements with both animation and speech. Because plug-ins such as Flash are installed systemwide, they cannot be uninstalled for just a single browser such as Opera. Instead, using Opera's Preferences menu, you can disable the Flash plug-in and, even better, control which Flash videos play. This advanced control gives you both added security and the freedom to quickly load websites with Flash content.
Launch "Opera." Click the "Menu" button in the upper left, highlight "Settings" and then click "Preferences." Optionally, press the "Ctrl" and "F12" keys simultaneously.
Click the "Advanced" tab, then click the "Content" option on the left.
Click "Enable Plug-ins Only on Demand" to enable optional plug-in running, or click "Disable Plug-ins" to completely disable the plug-ins in your browser.
Tips & Warnings
- Disabling plug-ins entirely will also disabled additional plug-ins such as Java and Google Talk. If you frequently use Java-based Web applets, then you may want to choose the on-demand option so you can quickly enable Java support on those websites.
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