Silverlight is Microsoft's cross-browser, cross platform plug-in for media experiences and rich interactive applications.

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How do I tell Windows to shut up about Silverlight?

The problem is described well here, so I won't repeat it; but basically, hiding the Silverlight update the naive way doesn't work. So the question is -- how do I tell Windows to shut up about ...
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What is Silverlight and how is different from flash? Why should I install it?

I went Microsoft's website and in order to see some videos is requests me to install Silverlight? Is there any benefit? I don't really feel like installing a plugin from Microsoft, but I wonder is ...
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Convert PowerPoint to Flash or Silverlight? [closed]

I have a simple PowerPoint presentation and I would like to convert it to Flash or Silverlight. The presentation is a simple "Slide after Slide after Slide" and my first guess was to use OpenOffice ...
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Silverlight hardware-accelerated playback is greyed-out - How do I enable it?

I am trying to play Netflix videos (which only play via Silverlight), but they play choppy because Silverlight's hardware-accelerated playback is disabled. (video playback on WMP11 and VLC is ...
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Does Google Chrome support Silverlight?

Does Google Chrome support Silverlight? EDIT: I found the download site, ignored the announcement that my system might not support silverlight, downloaded it and tried to install it. It failed. I ...
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Where is the white/blacklist for Enhanced Protected Mode sites?

I misunderstood this dialog and clicked Always ignore (I was thinking clicking Disable would disable Silverlight, not Enhanced Protected Mode). I want to allow the dll to run because I think it's ...
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Disable “press 'esc' to exit full screen” in flash videos

This is not a duplicate of this question I watch videos on YouTube, Netflix, etc. Whenever I enter full-screen mode, I get the annoying "You've entered full screen mode. Press 'esc' to exit full ...
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Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration?

Does Silverlight or Flash support hardware acceleration? Is work being done by the GPU or only the CPU? I believe Netflix View Instant uses Silverlight, does this support hardware acceleration?
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Install Silverlight for Mozilla Firefox without administrative privileges

Is there any way I can install silverlight plugin for Firefox without admin privileges? For Flash there's an .xpi extension so that I can install it on Firefox Portable.
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Which default Database Systems come installed in Microsoft VS2010 Express?

Appreciate all advice 0n the following questions Which database systems (Ms SQL 2008, MS SQL Compact, or others) comes installed with VS2010 Express edition. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is free, can ...
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Capturing Silverlight streaming

Does anybody know if there is an effective way to catch the streamed output of Silverlight and saving it to the Hard disk (in any format) without using screen capturing tools?
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Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express error loading Silverlight

What's going on?: After selecting Silverlight Navigation with Accent Color from Online Templates in Microsoft Visual Studio C# 2010 Express, I am receiving the following error message. Error: ...
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Is there a way to watch Netflix on Linux?

I'm trying to get Netflix to work on a Ubuntu box; Moonlight looked like it could run Netflix, but the version i tried(1.0.1) didn't work. Has anyone gotten this to work?
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Fullscreen Video on a dual monitor setup

I like to watch youTube videos and Netflix videos while working/playing/surfing. Youtube is Flash and Netlix is silverlight. I have two Monitors on my Windows 7 box, how can I do full screen YouTube ...
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How can I play an online video in full screen AND type in a text editor at the same time?

I watch instructional videos that play in Silverlight such as the ones at http://windowsclient.net/learn. I watch them in full screen on my left monitor. While the video is playing, I want to be ...
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Volume keys not working after installing Silverlight

I downloaded Silverlight for Safari to use Netflix. This download has caused my MacBook's volume keys to become non-functional, although I can still change volume through the icon in the menu bar ...
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How can I download Silverlight videos and convert to FLV format?

Is there any way to download Silverlight videos and convert them into FLV format?
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How do I start silverlight on netflix in full screen automatically?

I know that there this great big button that I can click for full screen on the bottom left of the screen. What I'm doing though is launching the direct movie/tv episode in chrome from XBMC using ...
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A 'deselect' keystroke?

There is probably not a way to do this, but here's the situation: I am running a Silverlight 4 app in Google Chrome, and on occasion I hit cmd-A (select all) out of habit. It selects the entire SL ...
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Does Safari on Windows support Silverlight?

Does the latest version of Safari (ver 4) under Windows support Silverlight? (This question was asked in the spirit of just having this information available on SuperUser after this question was ...
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Why does installing moonlight require access to all data on my computer? How concerned should I be?

When attempting to install Moonlight This is very concerning. This seems like something that our IT group would want to ban. I don't understand why anyone would agree to this. How concerned should ...
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Uninstalling Silverlight 4 beta on OS X

I want to downgrade to SL3 on my Mac after accidently installing SL4 Beta. I've tried the SL3 uninstall procedure: rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin rm -rf ...
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Does Moonlight work on linux in Google Chrome?

I'm trying to install Moonlight, but I can only find instructions for setting it up in Firefox. And in the Ubuntu 10.04 repositories, I found a "moonlight-plugin-mozilla" package, but not ...
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How to create a dzi file for seadragon?

I am using deep zoom composer and on the documentation, they said that we could create dzi files. I was following the steps, but unfortunately, i was not able to create any dzi file... Here's the ...
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Why Is SkyDrive Asking For Permission to Run npctrl.dll?

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro Preview. For some strange reason whenever I visit https://skydrive.live.com/ with the Desktop Version of IE11 Preview (11.0.9431.181), I get prompted with this message: ...
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Silverlight deployment on networks with high restrictions

I have a situation where a product I am developing requires Silverlight 5.x and the target audience includes users on remote sites. The users are of varying experience but for the most part it is ...
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silverlight crash on google chrome and mac osx

I'm running google chrome (15.0.874.121) on mac os/x 10.5.8 (leopard). I get the following message on a site using microsoft silverlight to display videos: Silverlight doesn't seem up to date ...
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Keep silverlight video in full screen in a dual monitor configuration [duplicate]

I have a silverlight video playing in the second monitor attached to my laptop. I want to work on my laptop screen and want silverlight video to remain in full screen mode. Is there some ...
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Silverlight and Opera

I am an avid fan of Opera, and have been for a number of years. Despite its bad rap, it is a very solidly built browser that has phenomenal standards support. A some of the sites that I use have ...
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Problems with Moonlight on Linux Mint

I am just started to using Linux Mint. I wanted to view a Microsoft Silverlight page, but, i needed Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft redirected me, with my FireFox on Linux Mint, to Moonlight. I ...
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Silverlight doesn't work on Windows 8

I'm running Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10. I installed Silverlight, but for some reason it doesn't work and Silverlight contents never show up. I tried to install it once again and I get a ...
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Failure to install Siverlight

I tried to install Silverlight from the Microsoft site. The download is fine. I got Silverlight.exe (4.7MB). However, when I try and run it, I get the message saying "file is corrupt" during the ...
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Why doesn't Silverlight work in 64-bit?

I was using 64-bit IE and Silverlight would not work. This is ridiculous! What is the explanation for this?
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Silverlight not working

For some reason my system is failing to identify that there is an instance of silverlight already installed on my system and I am not sure why it is behaving this way. I have been using silverlight ...
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How do I set Silverlight to auto-update on OS X?

Is there a way to have Silverlight automatically install updates without user interaction? I'm running Boxee on a Mac Mini, and I make heavy use of the Netflix app. However, when I start watching a ...
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Installing Silverlight on Linux

How to install Silverlight on Linux? Is there a package for Ubuntu?
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Why doesn't the silverlight plugin quit after I close a Netflix tab in my browser?

When I close a Netflix tab on my browser (Chrome), the Silverlight plugin process stays running. I can quit it manually using Activity Monitor (I'm on OS X), but it would be nice if it quit on its ...
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How to force uninstall a software that is installed by MSI package?

Now my computer's Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 (x64) cannot be uninstalled because the MSI package is missing, how can I force it to uninstall? The reason that I want to do this is that I cannot redownload ...
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Silverlight on Chromebook

In spite of being a dead-end technology, there are a couple of apps built using Microsoft Silverlight that I have to use. I'm mostly migrated to using a Chromebook full-time, but these couple of apps ...
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Where can I get Microsoft Pivot?

Does anyone know whatever happend to microsoft live labs pivot. Where can I download it? Couldn't find anything on the web. The official site redirects to bing 404 page. Seems like Microsoft has ...
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Chrome Browser and Silverlight

When I visit this page I get an error stating "Silverlight for your browser is not Officially Supported" . If I click the image on the error page it links to a page indicating Silverlight is ...
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Will future versions of Windows have latest versions of .Net and Silverlight installed or are there legal reasons not to?

I read that some versions of .Net do come pre-installed on Windows 7. To be consistent, shouldn't that mean that the latest version of .Net and Silverlight should come pre-installed on Windows? As a ...
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Configure silverlight and flash to play though different sound devices

I have a multi-monitor setup I use at home for TV where my wife is watching mainly YouTube. I would like to watch Netflix at the same time, but have the sound output to headphones for Netflix. ...
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Silverlight application shows blank screen only

I am trying to run the Pluralsight Offline Player but it shows a blank screen only. The application does not hang, it still reacts on right-click, so I can e.g. access the Silverlight settings. The ...
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Netflix (Silverlight) Crashing after 30 seconds

For some reason Silverlight is crashing when I watch Netflix. It plays about 30 seconds then just stops, about 30 seconds later I get an alert saying the plugin stopped responding. I have tried: ...
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How can I get Silverlight + Amazon Instant Video to work with my browser's proxy?

I have a VPN subscription which has an HTTP proxy service. I use Chrome on Windows 7, and I have my proxy set up through the proxy switchysharp extension. Basically, it works. Sites are detected with ...
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Silverlight crashing in Google Chrome?

I've used this site before and had no problems. A few days ago Chrome starting acting up and I couldn't open Chrome at all. I unistalled / reinstalled it and now the site doesn't work for me anymore. ...
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Can't install Silverlight on Windows XP SP3 - any ideas how to?

I tried all to install the Silverlight: clean install, uninstalling the Silverlight with following registry clean-up by the CCleaner as well as all methods How to clean a corrupted Silverlight ...
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download video from a website that uses silverlight to stream live stuff?

since it's silverlight, probably rtmpdump etc are out of the way (correct me if I am wrong.) There are tons of software to download flash, but it's silverlight... and live! I am already aware about ...
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Is Silverlight much slower than Flash or is it the site?

I try to watch this video made in silverlight: http://channel9.msdn.com/events/MIX/MIX10/EX15 Problem is after a few minutes it completely stops. Rarely happens with Flash. What's the cause ? ...