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Chrome removes support for Silverlight – LA County GIS Viewers impacted

If you use Chrome to access some of the County’s GIS applications (the GIS Viewer and the Parcel Viewer, for example), and those applications are based on Silverlight, you won’t be able to access them without making a settings change.  Note – Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox will work just fine.

Why?  Chrome is disabling support for NPAPI – see this post here: http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html

You can re-enable NPAPI by doing the following:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Go to: http://chrome://flags
  3. Enable NPAPI
  4. Force Exit Chrome (Ctrl+Shift+Q)
  5. Restart Chrome

However – Chrome will finish deprecation and remove ALL support in September of this year.  The County is moving to an HTML5 JAvascript platform over the next few months, but after that, to access the Silverlight applications you will need to use IE or Firefox

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