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Checking my plug ins there is a list of plugs that are not active. How do I find out if I should turn them on or not? Clicked on research no help?
When I checked the plug ins there are some that are not active. How do I know which ones to make active? When I clicked on research it just took me to a google search with a lot of different site to go to. Is there a way or a place to find out which ones should be activated? When I go to a site general don't understand what they are talking about. There were some that I thought I should activate, but don't want to do that with out checking. Last time I did something with out checking had lots and lots of problems. (some REALLY GREAT PEOPLE on this site helped me get things working again) Want to avoid that situation if possible. Thanks
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You need to go to add-ons, and when it opens up, there are a list of things to the side, and then click extensions.
In terms of plugins, the only plugin you may need enabled is the Adobe Flash plugin. With extensions, its your choice.
See this for the reason why some plugins are disabled or outright blocked by Mozilla.
Shockwave Flash 11.8 r800 = is the Adobe Flash plugin, as Waka_Flocka_Flame said in his reply, very useful for viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers.
Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.25.2 for Mozilla browsers = heedful for lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed. I think useful, like Flash above, also.
NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy = Java Deployment Toolkit = you do not need the Java Deployment Toolkit extension, is basically for developers. DE-activated
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. = helps to see video in some forms, but you have Adobe Flash above, you are ok. You can also DE-activated.
5.1.20513.0 = Microsoft Silverlight = also same as Adobe Flash above, for video etc. from Microsoft. You can also DE-activated.
Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.03 = Adobe Acrobat free version = is for viewing pdf in firefox, not useful because firefox have a build-in pdf viewer ready.You can also DE-activated.
iTunes Detector Plug-in = for easy interaction between iTunes and the iTunes Store while using Firefox (thanks Gingerbread Man for that, http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=10758461#p10758461 )
McAfee MSS+ NPAPI Plugin = you have McAfee security, keep it active to prevent problems.
WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector = allows wild tangent to find their games that are installed on your system. If you need it keep it active.
NPWLPG = NPWLPG is the Windows Live Photo Gallery extension for Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. This extension allows the Photo Gallery app to be loaded into these web browsers. You can DE-activated.
Yahoo Application State Plugin version 220.127.116.11 = This plugin is installed along with Yahoo Messenger = You can DE-activated.
Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 5.10 for Netscape = from Adobe = The Adobeﾮ Acrobatﾮ 5.0.10 plug-in update is available. The update fixes a vulnerability in the full version of Adobe Acrobat 5.0 software that has the potential to execute arbitrary code from a malicious PDF document. Users of the free Adobe Acrobat Readerﾮ software are encouraged to update to Adobe Reader 6.0, which does not have this vulnerability. While no known virus has demonstrated this vulnerability, Adobe always encourages users to keep their systems up to date. = You can DE-activated, no needful.
LogMeIn, Inc. Remote Access Components & npDisplayEngine & Citrix Online App Detector Plugin = i don't known !
of course if you deactivate a plugin and you think is needful another time you can activate again, and update to latest.
Definitely see the blocklist, from the-edmeister's reply above.
Okulungisiwe ngu ideato
ideato Thanks for posting an answer. Is the list above what I should have? If yes if I don't have all should I get them?
Yes the troubleshooter on this support forum shows which Plugins ,addons, and OS (Operating System) you have, see the "Question Details" (not list) beside your question on the right.
Okulungisiwe ngu kobe
ideato researched the plugins that are shown in your More system details to the right of your initial posting here.
Thanks don't see what you are talking about. Have to get off line will try to figure it out tomorrow.
Don't see question list or more system details places will try tomorrow. Thanks for your help.