Do I really need Microsoft Silverlight?
Silverlight hardly uses much disk space. Its not a requirement to have it installed, but as noted, some web pages utilize it for streaming multimedia content. I believe the last Olympics which MSNBC had exclusive rights to stream on the web, required Silverlight.
What is Microsoft Silverlight and why do I need it?
Silverlight is Microsoft’s technology to improve web content and your overall Internet experience. With Silverlight, browsers can play MP3, WMV and WMA files without Windows Media Player opening or the WMP ActiveX control. It supports multi-media content such as animation, video playback, and interactive features.
Should I delete Silverlight?
Modern browsers don’t even work with Silverlight; Chrome and Firefox haven’t supported it for years, and it was never compatible with Edge. Silverlight is only officially supported in Internet Explorer, which Microsoft plans to retire in mid-2022. You won’t lose anything by uninstalling Silverlight.
Is Microsoft Silverlight still used?
Microsoft terminated support for Silverlight on Internet Explorer 11 (the last remaining web browser still supporting Silverlight) on October 12, 2021.
What unnecessary programs can I delete?
5 Unnecessary Windows Programs You Can Uninstall
- Java. Java is a runtime environment that enables access to rich media content, like web app and games, on certain websites.
- Microsoft Silverlight. Silverlight is another media framework, similar to Java.
- Windows 10 Bloatware.
What Apps are safe to remove from Windows 10?
What apps and programs are safe to delete/uninstall?
- Alarms & Clocks.
- Groove Music.
- Mail & Calendar.
- Movies & TV.
Does Chrome use Silverlight?
In the newest release of Google Chrome (v42), you can still use Silverlight but you have to explicitly enable it. Below you will find instructions on how to enable Silverlight in Chrome and Firefox.
What applications use Silverlight?
Silverlight works on all major OS’s plus all major browsers, including Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and yes, Internet Explorer.
What Apps should I delete?
Unnecessary Mobile Apps You Should Remove from Your Android Phone
- Cleaning Apps. You do not need to clean your phone often unless your device is hard pressed for storage space.
- Antivirus. Antivirus apps seem to be everybody’s favorite.
- Battery Saving Apps.
- RAM Savers.
- Default Browsers.
What happens when Silverlight support ends?
What happens on October 12, 2021? Will existing applications stop working? Microsoft is not planning to take any specific action to terminate Silverlight applications. After this date, however, Silverlight will be in an unsupported state and will not receive any future quality or security updates.
What is the replacement for Silverlight?
Microsoft’s UWP and WPF can be used as alternatives to Silverlight. You can recreate your Silverlight apps using WPF in . NET Core. WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) is a UI framework to create desktop client applications.