14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 13, 2013 2:50 PM by Thanksforthetalents
zoominnana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am a total newbee! Please bear with me.

Safari 5.1 on Lion.  Keeps saying blocking flash. Wants me to download. Already tried uninstalling, reinstalling, restarting, clearing the cache. Driving me nuts? Don't remember seeing this before the safari update?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,660 points)

    Select Help Installed Plug-ins from the Safari menu bar. Besides the following, what plugins are listed?



    Java Applet Plug-in

    QuickTime Plug-in

    WebKit built-in PDF

  • zoominnana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The add'l ones are


    Silverlight Plug-in

    Shockwave Flash

    SharePoint Browser Plugin (Microsoft Office for Mac)

    Google Earth Plug-n

    BrowserPlus (from Yahoo0 v2.98

    Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,660 points)

    Can you view videos on YouTube? If so, what site are you having trouble with?

  • charliem2019 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Go to Safari, click preferences, and make sure that "HTML beta video player" is turned off. 

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (100,375 points)

    Hi ...


    If you have the ClickToFlash extension installed, that can prevent Flash based video from streaming. From your Safari menu bar click Safari > Preferences then select the Extensions tab.


    It can also be installed as a plugin in /Library/Internet-Plug-Ins.


    And check to see if Safari is running in 32 bit mode. Right or control click the Safari icon in your Applications folder then click Get Info. If the box next to:  Open in 32 bit mode  is selected, deselect, quit then relaunch Safari.

  • zoominnana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I can. It seems to be only with yahoo mail. I know it is crap but I use it every once in a while for texting.

    I tried another browser and don't seem to have the problem.

  • zoominnana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have clicktoflash installed. The problem only seems to happen with Yahoo mail that I use once in a while for texting or chat. I tried another browser and I am not having the problems

  • zoominnana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I cannot find "HTML video player beta"  in preferences

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,660 points)

    If you're only having problems with one site, and you can access that site in another browser, then you have a solution. It's not unusual to come across sites that don't work with Safari. It's less tolerant of defective HTML code than some other browsers.

  • tobor68 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    since it's been a while since you last posted, i'm guessing you found a solution.


    for others that are looking for a solution to safari blocking your flash plugin: your plugin is out of date.


    you'll have to update it manually form adobe's site. close safari (or any browser) run the installer, then restart safari.


    flash will now work.


    apple has made changes to safari on behalf of security and progress. it won't tell you to update flash when it's needed. it'll just block the plugin.


    write to sites that still use flash to show you video, with no html5 option, and tell them how much they suck. maybe they'll get the message.




  • Tissybabe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes u have to go to the preferences, extensions than uninstall flash blocker

  • Thanksforthetalents Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Min happens all the time, regardless of website!


    Only thing in extentions is DIVx player!


    Any ideas? Cannot find HTML either (to turn off).


    As you can see, it says BLOCKED, but when the page first loads for a second, I can see everything, then 1-1 and 500ms later, BLOCKED PLUG IN.



    When PAGE FIRST loaded...


  • Thanksforthetalents Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    when it first loaded...I could see it, then blocked?weather1st1and500ms.jpg

  • Thanksforthetalents Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    PLUS FWIW, I installed Adobe Flash a few times wiith the most recent, yesterday!!!


    Hmmmm? Strange??


    Anyone see JOBS yet, looks good, if you loved Steve, im sure it will be ttouching and like anything, if you believe it YOU AND I CAN DO ANYTHING, you can't listen to those that say NO or just negative.



    Adobe installed yesterday, again!!!.jpg




    Oh and regarding iphone5s, how well do you think it will do?  Was the camera upgraded? Steve had a vision to see each pixel a camera so your not looking up or over but just RIGHT AT THE OTHER PERSON, the screen is the CAMERA.


    Just so happy to see that Apple is getting into more and more hoouses.  Last thing, investor TIP (FOR YOUR OWN WELL BEING) - learn F.C.P.


    TV, Cable, Direct, Dish, Time Warner et-cetera are all going to fall just like the Music Biz did and when they caught up, it was too late.  Far to often, Networks, the big 5, cut great shows sometimes not becuase of the rating but if its an 1/1 an hour and the viewer goes somewhere else, that show gets the boot.


    Honestly, I don't know why Hulu, Netflix (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, AWESOME SERIES) and won't go anywhere while the networks fall, the net are going to pop up with shows all over the place, translation, composers and editors are going to be needed. LEARN F.C.P./LOGIC!!!-!!-!-!-!-!!-!-!-!-!-!!!-!-!-!!!-!-!-!-!-!-!!!!!-!-!