A plug-in is embedded in the browser but does not normally have a visual interface, and is generally intended for handling specific types of content. Examples of plug-ins are Windows Media Player or the PDF document viewing program Adobe PDF Plug-In.
Usually, you need to install plug-ins when you visit a site that has a specific type of content (for example, a video). To display this content properly, you must install a plug-in.
You can manage installed plug-ins in browser settings.
You cannot delete an installed plug-in from the browser interface. You must use the standard features of your operating system for removing an application.
Plug-ins are not updated automatically and can become outdated. The browser detects outdated plug-ins: if the plug-in is outdated, you will see a message about it in the address bar.
You can set exceptions for plug-ins in the browser settings. For more information about , see the section What are exceptions and how do I set them?
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