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Problems with Safari and Silverlight plugin on Mac OS X Maveric

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  • Hello,

    I have noticed that installing Silverlight component on Maco OS X Maveric became a bit harder. I have checked forums and it seems that now to be able to install Silverlight component offline, you need to allow it:

    Safari/Settings/Security/Internet-Plugins: Allow Plugins -> Organize Website Settings... select Silverlight on left side, on right side select hostname, pulldown "Execute in unsecure mode".

    That's something that experienced user can do, but other users will need instructions on how to do it. Browsers other than safari work like a charm, when you install Silverlight component they install it as they would normally do, in all other versions of Mac OS X and PC.

    My question is is there something developers can do when developing their applications to allow Silverlight components to be installed as they were before, w/o specifically allowing and going into unsecure mode in safari?

    Please, excuse me for my English.

    Thank you in advance.

    Friday, February 07, 2014 6:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I am not clear about " is there something I as developer can change in the Silverlight application to allow it to be installed w/o setting Silverlight to run in unsecure mode."

    Silverlight running in unsecure mode on Safari is a work around. It's related to Safari security setting. Silverlight should have run in normal situation, for the reason before, Silverlight run in unsecure mode.

    If you have any sugestions or feedback, you may post them on Silverlight Feature Suggestion: http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions

    Hope it helps.


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    Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:42 AM

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    Saturday, February 08, 2014 11:51 AM
  • Hi,

    I am not clear about the quesstion. Silverlight is compatible with Macintosh OS 10.5.7+ (Intel-based) and Safari 4+.

    You can look through the page below:

    http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/Get-Started/Install/Default.aspx

    In addition, you may refer to the link below:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981760

    Hope it helps.


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    Monday, February 10, 2014 8:17 AM
  • Hello Yunjie Pei. Thank you very much for your response.

    Yes, the Silverlight is compatible with Maveric, it works great in safari. But, if you will try install Silverlight application in Out Of Browser mode (detach it) you will notice that when you click on the install button that calls

    Application.Current.Install();

    you will notice that nothing will happen; no install dialog will be shown. To fix this in Safari on Maveric's you would need to allow Silverlight plugin to run in "unsecure" mode:

    Safari/Settings/Security/Internet-Plugins: Allow Plugins -> Organize Website Settings... select Silverlight on left side, on right side select hostname, pulldown "Execute in unsecure mode".

    The question is, is there something I as developer can change in the Silverlight application to allow it to be installed w/o setting Silverlight to run in unsecure mode.

    I hope I described the problem/question well.

    Thank you.


    Monday, February 10, 2014 10:34 AM
  • Hi,

    I am not clear about " is there something I as developer can change in the Silverlight application to allow it to be installed w/o setting Silverlight to run in unsecure mode."

    Silverlight running in unsecure mode on Safari is a work around. It's related to Safari security setting. Silverlight should have run in normal situation, for the reason before, Silverlight run in unsecure mode.

    If you have any sugestions or feedback, you may post them on Silverlight Feature Suggestion: http://dotnet.uservoice.com/forums/4325-silverlight-feature-suggestions

    Hope it helps.


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    Thursday, February 13, 2014 1:42 AM
  • I just thought that there may be a new setting in SL which we could set during development which would save users time and it won't be necessary to change security settings of Safari.

    Thank you again for your replies.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:23 AM
  • Just an FYI.
    Safari v8.0.5
    OSX v10.10.3
    SilverLight v5.1.30514.0

    I had to change the Preference -> Security -> SilverLight -> Allow Always
    If this change wasn't made every time I went to a site that required Silverlight
    I was prompted to install SilverLight.


    • Edited by ThePorge Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:58 PM
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 1:56 PM