Saturday, March 19, 2011

Allowing out-of-date plugins in Chrome

Here's how to allow Chrome to run outdated plugins all the time (without warnings): You can disable this feature by adding the command line flag --allow-outdated-plugins.

Note: Chrome doesn't force you to use eg Adobe Reader X. Adobe Reader 8 and 9 are supported too, but they need to have all their security updates. Currently, that means Reader 8.2.6 or 9.4.2. If you have eg 9.4.1, you can update to 9.4.2 via Adobe Reader -> Check for updates.

In Windows:
  1. Right click on your "Chrome" icon.
  2. Choose properties
  3. At the end of your target line, place these parameters: --allow-outdated-plugins
  4. It should look like: chrome.exe --allow-outdated-plugins

In Mac OS X:

  1. Open Terminal
  2. '/Applications/Google Chrome' --allow-outdated-plugins
On Linux:
  1. From the command line, you can launch
    google-chrome --allow-outdated-plugins