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Firefox Aurora 14 Brings Click-to-Play For Plugins, Autocomplete In The Address Bar

The latest version of Firefox’s bleeding-edge Aurora channel brings some long-awaited features to the browser, including built-in click-to-play functionality for plugins like Flash, as well as URL autocomplete in the address bar.

Autocomplete works pretty much how you’d expect: when you start typing in a URL, it will autocomplete to what it thinks you’re looking for instead of giving you the old dropdown menu.

The click-to-play functionality, on the other hand, isn’t enabled by default. To turn it on, just head into about:config and search for plugins.click_to_play. Double-click on that option to turn it on. Afterwards, all plugins should show a “Click here to activate” button before things like Flash fully load on a page. It doesn’t look like you can whitelist certain pages, though, so if you like to keep Flash around on some sites, you’ll want to stick with Flashblock for now.

The new version of Aurora also uses HTTPS by default for all Google searches and adds a few tiny interface changes to your browser. Mac users will also find that it finally works with Lion’s full-screen functionality. Hit the link below to read more.

Get the Latest Firefox Aurora [Future of Firefox]


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