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Chrome & Silverlight crash

by pc-woe / January 18, 2012 10:46 AM PST

hi All - is it just me or are all Chrome users experiencing a "Silverlight has crashed" message? Predictably when replying to an email but can happen any time. What is the solution? Suggestions please. If this has been asked elswhere, just point me to it. thanks - pcwoe

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Do you need Silverlight in Chrome?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 18, 2012 8:58 PM PST

I don't have that add-on in Chrome.

Do you need it? if not I would just disable it.


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To Silverlight or not to Silverlight
by pc-woe / January 19, 2012 8:41 AM PST

thanks Mark - I think you got it in one.
I probably don't need what Silverlight does. I uninstalled it and replied to an email - without a "crash" message.
Hopefully, that's that. thanks again Mark.

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Glad it worked.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 19, 2012 7:53 PM PST

SIlverlight is Microsoft's answer to Flash and was released two or three years ago. But to date, as far as I can see, there has not been that much take up on it, except perhaps in Microsoft sites.

So removing/disabling it shouldn't cause many problems.


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Flash Crash?
by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 12:26 AM PST

I am having similar problems...
but even uninstalling Silverlight did not take care of the problem

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You have cross posted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 12:58 AM PST
In reply to: Flash Crash?

Research "Flash hardware acceleration" for the usual fix to this one.

If not, the work gets very deep as we explore what the machine is made of.

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Hardware acceleration
by DoctorOFDoom / February 3, 2012 1:14 AM PST

Here is where you can find the location to disable the hardware acceleration:

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