Posts Tagged ‘NPAPI’

How to Re-enable Plugins in Chrome that are Blocked by Google Starting in 2015

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

If you find yourself missing your old NPAPI plugins after the new year rolls around, here’s how to get them back …

Web browser plugins are being used by many Internet users even though their use is in decline. Most companies that produce browsers try to get away from the plugin architecture, or at least the old one that has been in use since the Netscape days. Reasons for doing so are security, stability and support for mobile devices.

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Google to Ban All NPAPI Browser Plug-Ins in Chrome in 2014

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Looks like Google is doing a bit of house-cleaning …

Plugins are one of the main sources for browser stability and security issues. This is especially true for plugins that are installed on nearly every computer system out there, such as Adobe Flash or Java. The plugin system, the Netscape Plug-In API (or NPAPI) has been designed with good intentions and at a time where browser extensions and things such as HTML5 were not even on the radar yet.

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