Updated: 06/21/2017 by Computer Hope
Plugins are a great way to enhance your browsing experience. Whether you’d like to see Flash content or need Microsoft Silverlight, the Google Chrome browser allows you enable these plugins. To enable plugins to Chrome, follow the steps in the sections below.
Enabling plugins in Chrome
If you don’t have plugins enabled, you won’t be able to install them. To enable plugins, follow these steps.
- Open your the Google Chrome Internet browser.
- Click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- From the menu that appears, select Settings.
- On the next screen, click Show advanced settings… at the bottom of the screen.
- Under the Privacy section, click the button.
- Under the Unboxed plugin access section, click the checkbox next to Ask when a site wants to use a plugin to access your computer (recommended) if it isn’t already checked.
From now on, when you visit a page that requires a plugin, you’ll receive a prompt asking your permission. Once you agree, the plugin will download and install automatically, or you’ll be taken to a download page that does the same thing.