Plug-ins

What is a plug-in?

A plug-in is a program that is embedded in Yandex.Browser and enhances it. In contrast to extensions, a plug-in does not normally have an interface. Plug-ins are used for playing video and audio in the browser, viewing PDF documents, improving the operation of web services, collaborating on projects in the internet, and so on.

Installing a plug-in

Usually, you need to install plug-ins when you visit a site that has a specific type of content (for example, a video). To display this content properly, you must install a plug-in.

Yandex.Browser will inform you that you need to install the appropriate plug-in and will suggest doing this: you will see the notification in the top half of the page. You will need to download the latest version of the plug-in from the developer’s website and install it yourself.

How do I disable a plugin?

  1. In the SmartBox, enter the address browser://plugins.
  2. The Plugins page opens, where all installed plugins are listed. To disable a plugin, click the Disable link under its name.

Update an outdated plug-in

Plug-ins are not automatically updated and may become outdated. Yandex.Browser identifies outdated plug-ins: If a plug-in is outdated, you will see a message about this under the address bar:

  • To install the latest version o f a plug-in, select Update plug-in.
  • If you want to continue running the plug-in without upgrading, click Run this time. In this case, a message that the plug-in is blocked will appear the next time you start Yandex.Browser.