Disabling Flash in Chrome, and Other Tricks

February 25, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I just learned that there is a handy switch one can pass while launching Chrome to bypass the plugin architecture:

google-chrome --disable-plugins

Previously I had resorted to moving libflashplayer.so or removing read access from it, but this is a much more controlled method.

The are a ton of other Chrome switches that I only found by browsing the source – good thing it's available. Among them is allow-file-access-from-files, which would have come in handy yesterday.