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Google Chrome lesson 14, Plug-ins

What are plug-ins

A plug-in is a piece of software that displays content that Google Chrome cannot process itself. These are some video, audio, games and presentations which are made in patented formats. Examples of these are Adobe Acrobat and Shockwave Flash.

Installing plug-ins

When you are visiting a page where you need a plug-in for, Google Chrome will automaticly ask you if you want to install this. This is a default setting in Google Chrome so you don't need to activate this or anything.

If however you want to adjust these settings to your own needs you will need to open the options window.
To do this click on the wrench button on the topright of the screen and select "Options" from the dropdown menu and go to the section "Under the hood" (1).

Now you can see the "Plug-in" (2) area where you can change the plug-in settings.
In this area we have a few choices, "Run automatically", "Block all" or "Manage exeptions" (3).
By default the first option is active and this is also recommended by myself.
But if you are the kind of person who will decide himself what will be on his computer you can choose the second option.

Which ever option you choose you still have the possibility to make an exeption to the rule. For this you need to click the "Manage exeptions" button.

In the newest window that appears you can enter a url address (4) of the website which you want to make and exeption for.

I personally never change any of these settings.
I allways let Google Chrome or any other search engine i use choose if it will install a plug-in on my computer.
Or better said, i will allow Google Chrome to ask me the question if it may install a plug-in or not.

If you don't want the plug-in you allways have the choice to deny the install.