I spent a week at the CLA summit last week (more to follow) and got a nasty shock on my return.
On attempting to login to configure a compactRIO system I get faced with a request to install silverlight:
As I have used this every day for a long time, I somehow don’t believe this.
It turns out that Google have removed support for some cryptic NPAPI that many plugins require to run, including Silverlight.
This finally explains why I have been seeing more security warnings about running silverlight pages, it appears this has been coming for some time, in fact over a year! Wish someone had told me.
Fear not, there is a workaround, but it will only work until September.
- Navigate to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi in the browser
- Click Enable under Enable NPAPI
- A box will appear at the bottom of the screen with a Relaunch Now button. Press this to relaunch chome ensuring you back up any work in the browser first
- And back to work fixing compactRIOs.
And in September…
I guess if there is no change from the NI side it’s a move to Firefox or IE!