Google Chrome browser plugins (often confused with extensions) are special browser plug-ins that add additional features to it. Today we will take a closer look at where to look at the installed modules, how to manage them, and how to install new plugins.
Chrome plugins are built-in Google Chrome elements that must be present in the browser in order to display content on the Internet correctly. By the way, Adobe Flash Player is also a plugin, and if it is missing, the browser will not be able to play the lion’s share of content on the Internet.
How to open plugins in Google Chrome
In order to open the list of installed plugins in the Google Chrome browser using the browser address bar, you will need:
- Go to the following link:
Also, Google Chrome plugins can be accessed through the browser menu. To do this, click on the Chrome menu button and go to the “Settings” section in the list that appears.
- In the window that opens, you will need to go down to the very end of the page, after which you need to click on the “Show advanced settings” button.
- Find the “Personal Data” block and click on it in the “Content Settings” button.
- In the window that opens, find the “Plugins” block and click on the “Manage individual plugins” button.
How to work with Google Chrome plugins
Plug-ins are a built-in browser tool, so installing them separately is not possible. However, by opening the plugins window, you will have the opportunity to manage the activity of the selected modules.
If you think that any plug-in is missing in your browser, then you should probably update the browser to the latest version, because Google is responsible for adding new plugins.
By default, all embedded plugins in Google Chrome are enabled, as indicated by the “Disable” button displayed next to each plug-in.
Plug-ins are required to be disabled only if you encounter incorrect operation.
For example, one of the most unstable plugins is the Adobe Flash Player. If all of a sudden, the flash content stops playing on your websites, this may indicate a failure in the plug-in.
- In this case, going to the plugins page, click on the “Disable” button near the Flash Player.
- After that, you can resume the work of the plug-in by clicking on the “Enable” button and just in case by ticking the “Start always” option.
Plug-ins – the most important tool for the normal display of content on the Internet. Without special need do not turn off the work of plug-ins, because, without their work, an overwhelming amount of content simply cannot be shown on your screen.
How to enable or disable Chrome plugins
In the new version of the browser, or rather, starting from version 56, it is no longer possible to see which chrome plug-ins are installed since access to the control panel of the plug-ins is closed.
By default, the browser is updated automatically, and at the same time, the Chrome plugins are updated. In older versions of the browser, you could open a tab with installed plugins by typing chrome: // plugins / or about: // plugins / into the address bar and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
On this tab, all installed plug-ins were displayed that could be disabled or enabled as needed. In the new versions of the browser, they consider that all installed plugins should work with the exception of the considered plug-in for access to the computer and Flash.
To get to the settings with these plugins, you need to click on the three points which are located in the upper right part of the browser and in the opened context menu select the Settings item
If the flash does not work in chrome, maybe it is disabled for you
In the settings at the very bottom, click on Show advanced settings.
Then in the paragraph called Personal data, click on the Content settings button. A window will open called Content Settings in which the settings for these plugins are located.
In this window, find a paragraph called Flash. By setting the point to the desired item, you can disable or enable Flash in Chrome on all sites.
If you need to enable Adobe Flash for any particular site in the Chrome plugins, you will need to add this site to the Google Chrome Flash exceptions. To do this, click on the button Configure exceptions.
A window will open in which you need to enter the domain name of the site in a special line, for example, garayev.ru, specify the Adobe Flash Chrome rule for it and click Finish.
To disable or enable Flash Plugin Chrome for this site, you will have to constantly open this window and change the rule without forgetting to click the Done button.
Plug-in to access computer
In the window titled Content Settings, find the paragraph Access to Plugins Outside the Test Environment. By setting the point at the desired point, you can allow and deny access to all sites to use the plugin to access the computer.
If you need to allow or deny access to any particular site, you will need to add it to the exception by clicking the Configure Exceptions button.
If you need to install any additional plugin for Chrome, then open the Chrome Web Store and type in the search string the name of the plugin or the word plugins and press the Enter key on the keyboard. These installed Chrome plugins will be in extensions that open through the browser menu – Additional Tools – Extensions. To update the Chrome plugins will need to update the entire browser.