Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Silverlight Plugin Crashing in Mac OS Fixed

Like Windows users many Mac OS users are concerned due to constant Silverlight plugin crashes. This problem need to be solved in the following manner:

Change Performance Related Settings

Sometime battery and performance related settings cause Silverlight plugin crashing in Mac OS. Change these settings as shown below:


1. Click System Preferences | Energy Saver.
2. Set Battery Life: High performance







Reinstall Silverlight

Microsoft Silverlight installation can be corrupt. Delete the program files and reinstall the program again. Search for the latest version available on the Internet.


1. Go to /Library folder. In that folder, delete all sub folders listed below:
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight.pkg
/Library/Receipts/Silverlight_W2_MIX.pkg
/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/WPFe.plugin
/Library/Receipts/WPFe.pkg
/Applications/Microsoft Silverlight.app
/Preferences/com.microsoft.silverlight.plist
2. Go to /private/var/db/receipts
3. Delete the file called com.microsoft.installSilverlightPlugin
4. Restart Mac.
5. Download Microsoft Silverlight from here: 1 | 2.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

If you’re using Mozilla Firefox disable hardware acceleration. Sometimes this features lead Silverlight plugin crashing in Mac OS. The actual steps are given below:


1. Click the Firefox button.
2. Click Options | Advanced.
3. Click General.
4. Under “Browsing” frame, uncheck the checkbox labelled “Use hardware acceleration when available”.
5. Click OK.

Re-Enable the Plug-In

Disable the Silverlight plug-in from Google Chrome and enable it again.


1. Open Google Chrome for Mac.
2. Type “chrome:plugins” in the Address Bar.
3. Press ENTER.
4. Disable Microsoft Silverlight.
5. Re-enable it again.

Change Safari Settings

Safari users change the settings related to websites.


1. Open Safari web browser.
2. Open a Silverlight-enabled website. (Test site)
3. Click Safari menu, select Preferences.
4. Click the Security tab in the Preferences dialog.
5. Check-up the box labelled “Enable plug-ins”.

Recommended: Clean up your MAC errors with MacKeeper and fix this error by downloading software here: Fix Silverlight Mac Crash

Note: The downloadable software works only for Mac OS. It does not work for Windows.