Firefox Ready To Drop Plug-in Support By The End Of 2016

Posted: Oct 12 2015, 9:53pm CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Firefox Ready To Drop The Plug-ins Support By The End Of 2016

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Mozilla will drop support for most web plugins by the end of 2016.

Mozilla has taken the tech news world by storm after announcing that by the end of 2016, it will stop support for most web plug-ins.

Flash will still be supported by Mozilla, but Java and Silverlight will not be lucky enough to have this support. Silverlight and Java applets will have to be discarded or replaced.

Several other famous browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge have already stopped support for the plug-in.

Mozilla's plans resemble Microsoft's and Google's in many different ways. There is one plug-in that traditionally uses NPAPI that's special: Flash. Chrome and Edge both embed and update their own versions of the Flash plug-in.

Even after 2016, Firefox will continue to support Flash. No such exceptions are on the cards for other plug-ins. Mozilla’s deadline is still far away but it clearly threatens many plug-ins.

It is also a big step towards entering into the modern browser world. Some variants of the browser, such as 64-bit Firefox for Windows, already lack this plugin support.

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