Instructions for Adding, removing, and managing plugins on Chrome

Plugins let you do more with Chrome, like view Flash animations or PDF documents. They also help make some videos and audio files work better.


Which plugins you can use

Chrome comes with plugins to run Flash and PDF content. Chrome no longer works with NPAPI plugins, so websites that use plugins like Silverlight, Java, and Unity might not work on Chrome.

Note: Browser extensions are slightly different from plugins. Find out how browser extensions work.


Change plugin settings

Chrome uses plugins by default on a webpage unless they are a security risk.

Chrome automatically blocks plugins that are out of date or not used by a lot of programs. You can also block plugins yourself any time:

1. On your computer, click the Chrome menu .

2. Click Settings > Show advanced settings.

3. In the "Privacy section," click Content settings.

4. In the "Plugins" section, choose one of these:

o Run all plugin content: Chrome will run all up-to-date plugins.

o Detect and run important plugin content (default): Chrome will run important plugins. Click to play non-essential content.

o Let me choose when to run plugin content: Chrome will stop any plugins from running automatically. You can run specific plugins by right-clicking on them and choosing Run this plugin.

To allow plugins for specific websites only, click Manage exceptions.


Ref: Google Chrome Support website