Lightbox system requirements

I have a Windows Vista, my Mum said she saw somewhere that Lightbox needs IE11 and Windows 7 or 8. Is this correct? I cant find any info anywhere!

geek_dodie100, May 1, 6:14 pm

No it definitely works on Vista.

geek_vtecintegra, May 1, 6:17 pm


But what Internet Explorer does it need? Have IE8.
Also what is this Silverlight that you need?

geek_dodie100, May 1, 6:25 pm

Should be IE9 for Vista, run windows update, if you have not got the last IE for Vista your whole system may be out of date. Couple of years ago IE9 came out. IE8 is to old to even consider using.

geek_wayne416, May 1, 6:56 pm

Silverlight is the microsoft app which is required to view the programs. All safe.

geek_ryanm2, May 1, 6:57 pm

Silverlight is sort of a flash player that should come when you update under 'optional updates'.

geek_wayne416, May 1, 7:00 pm


FireFox & it's stripped down cousin Pale Moon.
OR
Chrome if you want a bare bones looking browser.

geek_mrfxit, May 1, 7:15 pm



Google will be stopping support for Silverlight in Chrome.

http://blog.chromium.org/2013/09/saying-goodbye-to-our-old-friend-npapi.html

geek_ross1970, May 1, 10:42 pm


Thats going to catch out a lot of chrome users on Facebook as well.

Just checked the date of that article (
Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 )

Any idea if it's been done yet?

geek_mrfxit, May 2, 9:53 am

Lol yeah I had a "I just linked an old article" moment after I posted. my bad.

In Chrome at the mo, NPAPI plugins are disabled by default, but you can still enable it in the "chrome://flags" page. That option to enable it again will prob get pulled sometime.

geek_ross1970, May 2, 3:50 pm

Silverlight still works in Chrome. It's still activated by default as well. Java however has been disabled (or rather, the cross-platform plugin architecture it uses - NPAPI) which can be re-enabled easily enough:

https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml#npapichrome

*Edit* lol missed that last post above

geek_lostdude, May 2, 4:03 pm


Yea I hunted up the latest articles & emailed them to my Spark contact but forgot to list them on here .
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http://blog.chromium.org/2013/09/saying-goodbye-to-our-old-friend-npapi.html More info http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html

April 15 2015 Chrome blog
http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/04/chrome-42-npapi

geek_mrfxit, Dec 25, 9:15 am

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