Adobe Flash in Ubuntu Linux is slow as molasses. I’ve noticed it while playing Bejeweled Blitz in Facebook. I’ve tried installing different plugins like Shockwave, Gnash, Adobe Flash and Adobe Flash 10, but none made Flash any faster. The Flash games lagged so bad that they were practically impossible to play.
While googling tonight, I came across a website suggesting that I install a Flash plugin called Flashblock-Addon. This add-on plugin disables all Flash programs in a page from loading automatically. The programs can be played manually by clicking on the play button.
The reason this plugin works is because the Adobe Flash plugin for Linux is not tuned properly. This is not a Linux issue, but an Adobe one. The problem is particularly telling if a page has multiple instances of Flash programs running.
The plugin merely disables all flash programs from running automatically. The user can pick and choose which one they want to run limiting the number of Flash instances running in the background.
It’s not really a fix, but more of a workaround.
To install the Flashblock-Addon, you can download it from here.