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Come September Google want npapi to RIP - https://www.chromium.org/developers/npapi-deprecation

What is a good strategy to prevent Chrome from updating beyond version 44 or a similar workaround?

Many sites/web-apps are likely to lag behind and still require Silverlight, or similar, so I would like to buy myself more time... open to all suggestions to avoid reverting to another browser.

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    Note that Netflix no longer requires Silverlight - they now offer an HTML5 video player: gigaom.com/2014/11/26/netflix-silverlight-chrome – sleske Sep 4 '15 at 12:32
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    @KCD - This isn't worth an answer. Google offers an Chrome add-on called Chrome Legacy Browser Support (Chrome LBS) for exactly this purpose. – Ramhound Oct 27 '15 at 18:36
  • @Ramhound sounds like the only answer – KCD Oct 28 '15 at 1:58
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The only strategy I've seen is to use browsers that support NPAPI.

I'm a developer, but not a plug-in developer. I can only assume that the newer PPAPI, and the older NPAPI, are mismatched enough that no one has created a simple adapter.

  • There are no plans to support PPAPI in Firefox – Ramhound Oct 28 '15 at 10:24

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