I can always tell I'm about to see a Flash widget because my laptop starts a high whine. I usually click a link, hear the whine, then see the Flash. The annoying high pitch sound continues until I leave the page. I imagine my new laptop doesn't like it. "Whaaaaaa! Flash. Whaaaaa...," it's saying. "ok, ok, shut up!" I say then click away. It's a fairly new Dell. Maybe Dell has something against Flash.