What's New in Version 1.3
By popular demand: AutoKill Mode now available!
You can now set FlashFrozen to automatically and immediately stop the Flash Player plugin whenever a webpage tries to load it.
If you eventually need to watch Flash content, simply turn off AutoKill Mode and FlashFrozen will behave normally again.
FlashFrozen v1.3 MacOSX Retail-CORE
Flash animations and videos are among the top processor hogs on Mac OS X. A single poorly-designed Flash banner - even in an inactive window or tab - can suck up an entire processor core with its shady mortgage offers.
Your 5-hour battery life gets cut in half, your laptop runs hotter, and your legs cook to medium-rare.
That's where FlashFrozen can save the day.
FlashFrozen lets you stop the Flash plug-in dead in its tracks, letting your Mac cool down and use less power, giving you more time to do whatever it is you do. Probably blog or tweet or something.
FlashFrozen lives as a tiny menubar app, monitoring the Flash plug-in. It will warn you (by turning red) if Flash is using a relatively significant chunk of resources. You can then click on FlashFrozen's menu to immediately stop the Flash plug-in.
Any running Flash content is replaced with the broken plug-in icon. Want to get Flash working again? Simply reload the page, or go to a new one. The next time Flash is needed, it'll come back to life.
New AutoKill mode actively stops Flash content at all times. Turn this on and off at will to save even more battery life.
Works with Safari (on 64-bit Macs), Chrome, and Firefox 4 & up.