Disable Firefox’s “Additional plugins are required to display all media on this page” Infobar

by Venkat eswarlu on December 27, 2012

in Firefox,tips and tricks

If Firefox is repetitively annoying you to install missing plugins with an infobar on top, you can easily disable it. If Firefox founds you’ve not installed plugins that required content to be displayed on sites then it displays message on top of page as “Additional plugins are required to display all media on this page and prompts you to “install missing plugins”.

You already knew you’ve not installed Flash or Java to speed up the loading of pages and to avoid vulnerabilities in browser then browser warning you to install missing plugins is meaning less IMO, here is how to disable this warning.

Firefox asking to install missing flash plugin on YouTube site thumb Disable Firefox’s “Additional plugins are required to display all media on this page” Infobar

1. Type about:config in the browser and then press enter.

2. Find the preference plugins.hide_infobar_for_missing_plugin and double click on it to turn its value to “True”.

That’s it! from now onwards that infobar will not appear when you load a page that requires plugin.

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Transcontinental January 2, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I just love these little tweaks. Add them one after another and you get your configuration to be exactly how you want it. Moreover no deal to mention about:config has many more settings than the basic ones most of us already are aware of, so sharing these bits of info is appreciated. Thanks Venkat.
By the way, Best Wishes to Techdows, to its authors, writers, guests for a Wonderful New Year 2013 !

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Venkat January 3, 2013 at 1:46 am

Thanks wish you the same.

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