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What does the removal of NPAPI plugin support mean to an end user?

I'm somewhat familiar with the family of legacy plugins - namely QuickTime, Flash, and the Java Web plugin to name a few. They've been kind of a mainstay of web applications for quite some time. So, ...
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What does the “Run PPAPI Flash In The Renderer Proces” flag do?

In Google Chrome's about:flags, I see an opton labeled "Run PPAPI Flash In The Renderer Proces". The only resource I've found is that PPAPI, "Pepper", is an alternative to Netscape's NPAPI. My ...
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What are the 'chrome:' and 'resource:' protocols in Firefox?

From reading the error console, I've noticed that Firefox has several internal protocols, such as chrome: and resource:. What are they used for, and why are they necessary? Are they part of the ...
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How to remove NPAPI plugins from Chrome?

How do i remove an NPAPI plugin from Chrome? For example: if i wanted to see how Google Maps behaves if i don't have the Earth Plugin available, and contrast it to how it behaves when it's ...