Disable Additional Plugins are Required to Display all the Media on this Page Bar

April 9, 2010 | Filed under Firefox

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Firefox provides better security compared to Internet Explorer, hence installing it on public computer that is being shared with many people is a wise choice. However if for further security reasons you don’t want to install Adobe Flash Player for Firefox, the user will end up getting a warning bar at the top saying “Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page” whenever they are visiting a website that uses flash. Weirdly there is no option to disable this annoying bar and it keeps showing until you press the Install Missing Plugins button.

Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page

One simple way to disable the warning bar asking you to install additional plugin is to type about:config in the Firefox address bar and click the I’ll be careful, I promise! button. At the filter bar, type plugin.default_plugin_disabled and press enter. You should see that the value for this name is true. Double click on this item to change the value to false. Takes effect immediately without restarting the browser.

Disabling the Shockwave Flash plugin from the Plugins window is not good enough because when visiting a webpage with flash, it will display the message “The plugin for this content has been disabled. Click here to manage your plugins.” Upon clicking on the icon will open the plugin window which allows the user to re-enable flash.




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3 Responses to “Disable Additional Plugins are Required to Display all the Media on this Page Bar”
  1. Paradiesstaub says:

    Thanks

    This is what I was searching for a long time. Now with Firefox 4 coming and WEBM I don’t need longer Flash to watch YouTube videos.

    BTW: Flash sucks under Linux!!

  2. alex says:

    Thanks. Works!

  3. trollbitch says:

    new option to set for firefox 4

    about:config

    plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin = true

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