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What is the support for Silverlight applications? Will the support be stopped after certain versions ? If yes, What are the possible workaround for enabling it?

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Please let me the support for Silverlight applications on Mozilla Firefox. Since, Google Chrome has been restricting usage of Silverlight from Chrome v42 with few workaround and completely eliminating the usage after v.45 . I want to if Firefox is also planning anything similar, on the usage of Silverlight plugins and application that support Silverlight. Also, let me know if there is any workaround if the support is stopped.

Thanks in advance !

Please let me the support for Silverlight applications on Mozilla Firefox. Since, Google Chrome has been restricting usage of Silverlight from Chrome v42 with few workaround and completely eliminating the usage after v.45 . I want to if Firefox is also planning anything similar, on the usage of Silverlight plugins and application that support Silverlight. Also, let me know if there is any workaround if the support is stopped. Thanks in advance !

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I am not aware of any plans to discontinue support for the Silverlight plugin. By default, the plugin is set to "Ask to Activate", meaning that you need to gives sites permission to use the plugin, sites cannot just use it automatically.

When you visit a site that wants to use Silverlight, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and usually (but not always) one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

The plugin notification icon in the address bar typically looks like a small, dark gray Lego block. (In the event of a security concern with the plugin, for example, if you have not updated it for a while, the icon turns red to alert you to the issue.)

If you see a good reason to use Silverlight, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the notification icon in the address bar to allow Silverlight. You can trust the site for the time being or permanently.

If you don't see an immediate need for Silverlight, feel free to ignore the notification! It will just sit there in case you want to use it later.

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I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.
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I am not aware of any plans to discontinue support for the Silverlight plugin. By default, the plugin is set to "Ask to Activate", meaning that you need to gives sites permission to use the plugin, sites cannot just use it automatically.

When you visit a site that wants to use Silverlight, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and usually (but not always) one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page.

The plugin notification icon in the address bar typically looks like a small, dark gray Lego block. (In the event of a security concern with the plugin, for example, if you have not updated it for a while, the icon turns red to alert you to the issue.)

If you see a good reason to use Silverlight, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the notification icon in the address bar to allow Silverlight. You can trust the site for the time being or permanently.

If you don't see an immediate need for Silverlight, feel free to ignore the notification! It will just sit there in case you want to use it later.

I am not aware of any plans to discontinue support for the Silverlight plugin. By default, the plugin is set to "Ask to Activate", meaning that you need to gives sites permission to use the plugin, sites cannot just use it automatically. When you visit a site that wants to use Silverlight, you should see a notification icon in the address bar and usually (but not always) one of the following: a link in a black rectangle in the page or an infobar sliding down between the toolbar area and the page. The plugin notification icon in the address bar typically looks like a small, dark gray Lego block. (In the event of a security concern with the plugin, for example, if you have not updated it for a while, the icon turns red to alert you to the issue.) If you see a good reason to use Silverlight, and the site looks trustworthy, you can go ahead and click the notification icon in the address bar to allow Silverlight. You can trust the site for the time being or permanently. If you don't see an immediate need for Silverlight, feel free to ignore the notification! It will just sit there in case you want to use it later.

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Thanks a lot jscher2000FredMcD said

I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

Thanks

Thanks a lot jscher2000''FredMcD [[#answer-760630|said]]'' <blockquote> I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck. </blockquote> Thanks

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raulrnb19 said

Thanks a lot jscher2000FredMcD said
I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck.

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@jscher2000.. Please keep me posted if you find any other updates on my question.

''raulrnb19 [[#answer-762070|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks a lot jscher2000''FredMcD [[#answer-760630|said]]'' <blockquote> I've called the big guys to help you. Good luck. </blockquote> Thanks </blockquote> @jscher2000.. Please keep me posted if you find any other updates on my question.