konqueror - enable/disable plugins

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Mar 28 12:36:28 BST 2007

On Wednesday 28 March 2007 09:53 +0100, T E Schmitz wrote:
> I want to make Flash available only when I have to - no need for silly
> movies on a dial-up unless the site's not working).
> I recently installed Flash into %HOME/.mozilla/plugins and Konqueror
> picked this up as per its plug-in configuration.
> Am I understanding this correctly, that the plug-ins are not actually
> copied over to a KDE directory?


> If I wanted to enable flash for a website and then disable it again,
> would exiting Konqueror suffice or will this only take effect with the
> next KDE start-up (I use Konqueror under Gnome.)

The values from settings -> configure Konqueror are saved when you click the 
apply or OK button.
There is a Konqueror plugin/extension that allows to override these on a 
runtime per-window basis (package konq-plugins or kdeaddons depending on your 

> The other dilemma I face is that I have one website which requires Flash
> 7 and another which requires Flash 8.

Shouldn't that be compatible? I currently use the Flash 9 plugin and haven't 
encountered any problems yet.

> As an aside, one thing I do not understand is why the same Flash-based
> website [mal]functions in a different way in different browsers using
> the SAME Flash plug-in.

Haven't seen that either, but it could be a problem within the surrounding 
page, i.e. if it uses some broken JavaScript to control the Flash 
from "outside"

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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