Chrome removes support for Java and Silverlight plugins

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Chrome removes support for Java and Silverlight plugins[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/11/chrome-logo-1301044215.jpeg[/newsimage]

Google’s Chrome browser no longer supports NPAPI plugins including Java, Unity and Silverlight. Support for the plugins has been removed in version 45 of the browser which was released last Monday.

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/chrome-removes-support-for-java-and-silverlight-plugins-77176/](http://www.myce.com/news/chrome-removes-support-for-java-and-silverlight-plugins-77176/)

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#2

[QUOTE=DoMiN8ToR;2759415]We’ve just posted the following news: Chrome removes support for Java and Silverlight plugins[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2011/11/chrome-logo-1301044215.jpeg[/newsimage]

            Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/chrome-removes-support-for-java-and-silverlight-plugins-77176/

            Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]

This story is probably more related to your other posting…


#3

Well say goodbye to legitimate apps like the nvidia driver detection tool! Since they removed complete java support that thing no longer works either. Nice going google


#4

I could be wrong, but I think Google had made the announcement that NPAPI plugins would no longer be supported sometime last year. They have been phasing these plugins out ever since.

Windows users: there are plugins for Chrome that allow Chrome to use one’s native IE rendering engine (and therefore Active X plugins) inside of Chrome. If you search the store for IE Tab, you’ll find multiple plugins (presumably with only minor differences), which should allow you to start using Siverlight, unity, etc. in no time. Here’s one you can try.

As for the claim that “[PPAPI] is also how the Adobe Flash plugin is implemented in modern browsers.”, that is obvously not true. As pointed out, neither Firefox nor Internet Explorer have ever supported PPAPI. So really it’s just Chrome/Chromium and derivatives that are using PPAPI, not all modern browsers. Adobe is still maintaining the Active X and NPAPI versions of flash.