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Google Remove NPAPI from Chrome
Posted by Jane Tsai on 23 April 2015 12:14 AM

Google 42 plan to remove NPAPI (Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface) including Java and Silverlight from Chrome. NPAPI is a big cause of "hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity."  In order to improve the browser’s security, speed, and stability, as well as reduce complexity in the code base, Google is pushing out NPAPI.

Google has created the alternative Chrome API which is called PPAPI (Pepper Plugin Application Programming Interface). It has been built to play better with Chrome's sandboxing system.

Google Chrome blocks NPAPI plugins by default in January 2015 and will completely remove support in September 2015.

Therefore, if you still use one or more NPAPI plugins, you should look for alternatives.

You need to type: “chrome://flags/#enable-npapi” in the URL bar and click enable:



After clicking "Enable", please click "relaunch Now" which is at the bottom left of the page.



If you don't set above settings, some of our applications cannot be used.

Below are the applications which are influenced by the NPAPI:

1. File Explorer: JAVA

                        Video Preview

2. Surveillance Center

3. LooksGood





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