Thursday, April 9, 2009 1:06 AM
Sometimes you want Silverlight to be disabled in your browser, mainly because you want to test out how aspects of your Silverlight app will work without the plug-in installed. Here’s how you do it in IE 8 and FF:
Get into Internet Options via the Tools menu. Then go to the Programs tab and click the Manage Add-Ons button.
This will bring up the Manage Add-Ons screen.
You’ll notice that there’s no Silverlight add on listed. That’s because by default the filter is set to show “Currently loaded add-ons”. You need to change it to show “All add-ons”
Firefox works very similar to IE, and in a way has a few less mouse clicks to accomplish the same thing.
Go to the Add-Ons menu option from the Tools menu. When the dialog comes up, select the Add-Ons icon. Scroll down to where Silverlight is listed and click “Disable” (or Enable if you’re re-enabling)