Bug#741378: modal popup prompts to install non-free Flash plugin

Steven Chamberlain steven at pyro.eu.org
Tue Mar 11 20:08:03 UTC 2014

Package: src:iceweasel
Version: 24.3.0esr-1~deb7u1
Severity: wishlist


New since Iceweasel 17 ESR series is a modal popup dialog
anchored around the address bar favicon area, prompting me
to install the non-free Adobe Flash plugin when the website
I visit tries to use it.

It can be suppressed with a couple of mouseclicks, but I think
this is a nuisance, as well as not being in the spirit of FSF
principles since it is pushing non-free software.  Please consider
disabling it by default.

I think this is controlled by plugins.notifyMissingFlash


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.4
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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