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Disabling Adobe Reader Addons in IE8 through javascript RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a scenario.

    I want to disable/enable Adobe reader addons in IE 8 based on certain condition in my website through javascript.

    Is it possible to enable/disable addons in IE8 through javascript, or through any means without doing it manually?

    Please let me know if any more details is required.

    Thanks

    Previn S

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:31 AM

Answers

  • If you do not want to enable \disable add-ons manually, you can do it via registry, get the class ID for this add-on from Tools\Manage add-ons, right click this add-on, click "more information", then open registry editor, locate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings], find the class ID, “Flags”=dword:00000001, 0 is for enable and 1 is for disable.
    I haven't heard about changing add-ons settings via javascript, please let us know if you want more information.

    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Previn Kumar Friday, May 2, 2014 4:55 AM
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:32 AM

All replies

  • Doubtful,

    What's the fear of reader xi ?

    Making changes in settings is more like a virus than a feature of a website :D

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:34 PM
  • If you do not want to enable \disable add-ons manually, you can do it via registry, get the class ID for this add-on from Tools\Manage add-ons, right click this add-on, click "more information", then open registry editor, locate to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings], find the class ID, “Flags”=dword:00000001, 0 is for enable and 1 is for disable.
    I haven't heard about changing add-ons settings via javascript, please let us know if you want more information.

    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Previn Kumar Friday, May 2, 2014 4:55 AM
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:32 AM
  • Thanks for the reply.

    Is there any way that I could disable add-ons through a web application(Java applet, Activex... ).

    Thanks and Regards

    Previn S

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:24 AM
  • Actually,I never heard this kind of web application, why not use Manage add-ons built in IE? Any reasons that you want to use a web aplication?

    Yolanda Zhu
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:56 AM