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Chrome 45 and Scopus Document Download Manager

on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:28

On September 1, 2015 Google will release version 45 of their Chrome browser. Starting with version 42, the NPAPI plugin in Chrome was disabled by default but users can still work around this and enable it manually, as explained in  our previous Scopus blog post here.

In order for the Scopus Document Download Manager (DDM) to work, it requires the NPAPI plugin to be present in the Chrome browser. With Chrome version 45 this plugin will be permanently removed and users will not be able to manually enable this again.

If you wish to keep using the Scopus DDM on we would like to provide the following recommendations:

We are currently investigating an update for the Scopus DDM allowing future Chrome versions to be supported. We will keep you updated.

More information:

Chrome 42-44 manual workaround
NPAPI deprecation: developer guide
Chrome Help