Has anyone had any luck with suppressing Silverlight update notifications?
Inside ~/Library/com.microsoft.silverlight.plist the UpdateMode value that can be changed from 1-(on) to 2-(off). I tried to just package up a com.microsoft.silverlight.plist file with the value set to off, but after pushing out to a test Mac I find that the setting isn't respected by Silverlight Preferences, even though the new value is set in the target's plist file.
Even if I just change the value directly on the test Mac Silverlight Preferences.app won't respect the change.
Any help would be awesome. I've got a few delicate-flower type users that don't want to see the notifications. :-)
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They announced that back in 2012.....but its mainstream support ends in 2021:
However it won't even work in any version of Chrome after Sept 2015.
At this point all Microsoft is releasing are bug and security fixes for it.
It worked fine for me in Safari 7.1.3. Looking at that link it seems even Microsoft's new web browser Edge will not be supporting it either. Not that any of this helps with the discussion, but it really begs the question why any vendor would continue to use Silverlight and hasn't moved to a different technology 3 years after its been killed off....
I don't doubt a lot of sites use it. (Last major release of Exchange was 2013 so I'm not too surprised it hasn't removed its reliance on it, but it'd be weird if the new version requires it considering MS is releasing a new browser that won't be compatible with it apparently). Anyways, my point is it seems like 3 years would have been a good time to get a lot of sites updated to use an alternative specifically because it's a web plug-in and web browsers are being updated every other week it seems nowadays. I'm not a web developer though so maybe they don't adapt as quickly as I think and maybe it's not even an issue of them not updating their services but rather companies not putting up the money to upgrade to new versions.