The new beta of Google's browser also adds support for animated WebP images and an interface that lets Web apps vibrate the phone.
The Aurora test version of Firefox won't load browser plug-ins, such as Silverlight and QuickTime, unless the user grants permission. Flash is the exception.
Reliant on plug-ins like Silverlight, Unity, and Java? Make plans to move on or change browsers, because most plug-ins will be banned from Chrome in the next year.
Web developers and graphic artists who want to try the data-saving graphics format now have two choices of open-source plug-ins for Photoshop.
Why ditch plug-ins such as Flash Player and Silverlight? Microsoft's list: Battery life, security, privacy, and support for mobile devices.
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Programmers who used plug-ins to invoke third-party software like password managers get a replacement technology built directly into Chrome 29.
By default, people who want to use plug-ins with Mozilla's browser will have to manually enable them on each Web page. The reason: better security and performance.
The company's social plug-ins automatically count links you share -- on your wall or through Facebook messages -- as a "Like" for that page.
Browser plug-ins, including Adobe's Flash and Microsoft's own Silverlight, will be excluded from the "touch-first" Metro interface of Windows 8.