Google is Removing NPAPI Support From Chrome
The Java plugin for the majority of browsers operates on an architecture known as the Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI). Google has announced that the Chrome browser will no longer support NPAPI as of September 2015. As a result, EditLive will no longer be compatible with Google Chrome as of this date. We are very disappointed in Google’s actions as they leave us with no technical path forward to continue to provide clients the ability to run EditLive! on Chrome. We understand this may cause some clients issues and respectfully suggest you voice these issues directly with Google.
EditLive! will continue to work on our other supported browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Safari. For those that need a solution on all these browsers including Chrome, Ephox can provide you an option to utilize our newest rich text editor - Textbox.io. Textbox.io provides many of the same capabilities that are found in EditLive!, but is built on modern HTML5 technology instead of Java technology. In addition, Textbox.io provides a fully responsive UI that can support desktop and mobile devices equally well.
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How do I get EditLive to run in Chrome until Google permanently removes NPAPI support?
With the release of Chrome 42 on 16-April, Google has disabled NPAPI plugins as Chrome's default behavior. When your Chrome updates to V42 instead of seeing EditLive you will see a statement that the plugin is not supported:
To get around this you can do the following:
- In your URL bar, enter:
- Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
- Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.
Following these steps will allow EditLive to run in Chrome until Google permanently removes NPAPI support.