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Chrome Kills Important

Plugin For Silverlight and Java


By Marlena Metting

April 27, 2015



If you're like me, you use Google Chrome as your primary web browser and until now it has been great. But suddenly you might be seeing images like this and you cannot figure out why:



To improve Chrome’s security and stability, Google announced late last year that NPAPI plugin support will be disabled by default in Chrome in April 2015.  So how does this affect you? NPAPI is a capability we’ve all depended on for years without even knowing it. Silverlight and Java are just a few of the kinds of plugins that use NPAPI.

In Chrome v42 and newer, you may begin to see this affect many websites that utilize this technology.

Recently, Google has stated that they plan to completely remove NPAPI by late 2015. But until then you can put it back on by following these simple steps:



How enable NPAPI:

1. Open Chrome and type chrome://flags/#enable-npapi in your address bar
2. Click the Enable NPAPI setting.
3. After that, click "Relaunch Now" at the bottom of your Chrome window. Note: Closing and reopening Chrome is not sufficient, you must click the "Relaunch Now" button.


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