Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way to block a particular app from using the Flash player?

For example, in the Reeder app for Mac OS X, Flash slows down the app considerably when loading Flash content like YouTube/Vimeo videos. I want to block Reeder from using the Flash player completely.

I do not want to delete Flash player from my Mac OS X completely because I need it in other apps.

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.8 and Flash Player 10.3.

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Reeder is using webkit to display HTML. If you install the ClickToFlash Safari plugin, this will replace embedded flash with a clickable element for all webkit apps, allowing you to choose whether or not to view:

share|improve this answer

You have probably heard of NoScript.

NoScript is a browser add-on that blocks scripts (flash, java, etc.) from running in websites. By default, it blocks all scripts from all the websites that I visit. If it's a trusted site, then I can configure noscript to allow some of the scripts to run, or all of the scripts from that site to load, then run.

share|improve this answer
I believe Reeder is a standalone application (i.e. not in a web browser). – boehj Jul 11 '11 at 22:49
1) Like @boehj said, Reeder is a standalone application. 2) I do not want to block certain flash websites inside the app, but disable access to the flash player itself. – nilay Jul 11 '11 at 23:17

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.