New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

pop up tells me I need to download Silverlight 2 to view MSN


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
scrapulous

 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2008
Posts: 30
scrapulous is on a distinguished road

scrapulous is offline
This just started happening a few days ago when MSN changed the look of their home page. I have MSN.com set to my home page, and every time I try to open it I get a pop up saying

"Safari can't find the internet plug in. The page “MSN.com” has content of MIME type “application/x-silverlight-2”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed."

I don't know what content is not being displayed, because the page loads fine once I hit "okay," so I don't know if I really need to download Silverlight 2 or not. I don't even know what Silverlight 2 is. Why would I need it all of a sudden, when I've never needed it before? I really hate downloading more stuff if I don't really need it. I try to keep it simple.

So, is this happening to anyone else? Do I really need to download Silverlight 2?
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 24,607
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
I would go ahead and install it - but I'd do it from the MS homepage - link.

You'll need it for watching Netflix movies. It is also installed by default with Snow Leopard. It does nothing on your system unless you open a page that uses it's codec for video.

I'm not sure if there is a PPC version since you've supplied us with no other details about your machine.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
Raz0rEdge

 
Raz0rEdge's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 7,113
Raz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3

Raz0rEdge is offline
Silverlight is Microsoft's attempt to create something like Adobe's Flash. It's a technology that's used by websites to create dynamic content. It's been largely ignored on the whole as Flash has almost become the de-facto standard..however a lot of MS-related websites are using that to try to push their technology out.

So it's perfectly OK to ignore it and move on..

Regards
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 24,607
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
You can also ignore it. It's being used for proprietary (read DRM'd) content.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
scrapulous

 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2008
Posts: 30
scrapulous is on a distinguished road

scrapulous is offline
Thanks everyone. I'd love to ignore it, but the problem with that is I have to click "ok" every time I open msn.com to get the pop up to go away.
QUOTE Thanks
Raz0rEdge

 
Raz0rEdge's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 17, 2009
Location: MA
Posts: 7,113
Raz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant futureRaz0rEdge has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 5 & 5S, iPod Nano 7th Gen, iPad 2 16GB WiFi, iPad 3

Raz0rEdge is offline
The only way around that pop-up would be to actually install silverlight or use a different site as your home page..

Regards
QUOTE Thanks
scrapulous

 
Member Since: Apr 09, 2008
Posts: 30
scrapulous is on a distinguished road

scrapulous is offline
Thank you.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How To Remove Something From The Dock? | Help! Deleted playlist! »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Download Live MSN Darkness Switcher Hangout 1 12-10-2006 11:54 PM
can you view download rates (kbs)? jedi OS X - Operating System 6 03-23-2004 09:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?