Enable click to play FLASH on Chrome

There’s an interesting hidden feature in Chrome, that allows you to disable by default all the plugins, but allows you to enable the one you want by clicking on it.

To enable the feature, open about:flags on chrome and enable the Click to play feature:

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At that point when you open a page that use a plugin you’ll see something like this:

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Clicking on the plugin you’ll automatically start the execution of that single plugin:

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It surely is annoying to have the FLASH plugin disabled when browsing youtube, so you can setup exception from the Chrome setting page: chrome://settings/content

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Click on Manage Exceptions and add the site where you want the plugin to play by default

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You can now enjoy a life without flash ads Smile and with a lot less browser crash.

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[Updated] Holy shit… I changed my password on lastpass and lost all my stored data…

I changed my master password on last pass because of some security problem they had in the last week (http://bit.ly/j4SVdN) and the horrible result is that it looks like I’ve now lost all of my stored passwords, see screenshot below:

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I feel like a big middle finger is rising to salute LastPass.

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False alarm, my data is back, but I’ve been really scared for a few minutes…

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Actually it looks like it was Chrome LastPass plugin that was unable to decrypt my data after I changed the password. If that happen to you, uninstall and reinstall the plugin.

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Google is testing a new Layout for search results

As reported by techcrunch (http://tcrn.ch/kGPsbp), google is apparently testing 2 new layouts for the search page. I happen to have the “white version”, with no lines separating each result.

I’m not sure this is a good solution. I like to have at least a small line that separate results one from the other. To me it looks harder to scan the result list for useful information.

Do you like the new Google layout for the search result page? http://on.fb.me/m9XXQZ

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Google, please, get your design up to date and consistent everywhere

 

In 2 minutes I was able to find out at least 5 different toolbar design on google official services:

Some use the new Toolbar (I love it and that is fine), even if encrypted.google.com does have the new toolbar but without all the additional services.

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Some use the old toolbar in 3 different variants, with different services, or different css styles (sometimes with underscore on the menu voices, some others without).

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It really is annoying. Google, take a couple of engineers and designers and please FIX it EVERYWHERE !!!