Posted by: Ken Harthun
Firefox add-on, Google Chrome, Secure Computing, Security
Oh, and did I mention that it also keeps you safer?
Both Firefox and Chrome have added a new security feature called “Click-to-play.” After you enable it–which you will have to do since the feature is not enabled by default in either browser–you will have to click on a specified blank placeholder on the web page if you want the content to play.
Gizmo’s Freeware provides these instructions:
How to enable Click-to-play in Chrome
- Enter “chrome://chrome/settings/content” in the Chrome address bar (without quotes)
- Scroll down the configuration page that opens to the Plug-ins section (shown in the figure)
- Click the button “Click to play”
How to enable Click-to-play in Firefox 14
- Enter “about:config” in the Firefox address bar (without quotes)
- Agree to be careful
- Scroll to the plug-ins section (shown in the figure below)
- Double-click the entry “ plugins.click_to_play” so that the Boolean value reads “true”