As most of you n900 users know now, plugins have been disabled by default due to quality issues on Mobile Firefox 1.0. The mobile team tried **really** hard to get it fixed in time for 1.0, but it just wasn’t possible. Instead, we’re treating it as an experimental feature that can be enabled for those very adventurous web browser-ers (and hopefully, bug filers *wink* ) out there. The following instructions are for those who think of themselves as such ( and, again, are those who like to file bugs on Bugzilla under Core:Plugins for Flash-related issues on Fennec *double-wink* ).
Here’s how to enable plugins on your profile for Mobile Firefox:
1. Type in “about:config” in the url bar and press enter. ( Screenshot )
2. Click on the button with the following text, “I’ll be careful, I promise!”
3. In the input field next to “Filter”, type in “plugin.disable” (without the quotation marks). ( Screenshot )
4. Tap on the row entry for “plugin.disable”
5. Press the Enter/Return key. ( Screenshot )
6. Close the browser and re-open it.
To disable, simply repeat the steps above.
One thing to note is the n900 is optimized for the h.263 codec standard. So, websites like Youtube, who use it, will play well on the device, but sites like Dailymotion and Vimeo, who don’t use it, will have a terrible time with video and/or audio playback. For those that want to watch videos on Youtube without tripping over any flash-related issues found on other sites, you can download the Youtube Enabler add-on for your video-on-mobile-device needs.