.. back in the day.

In the past, many plugins were developed using an old system called NPAPI. Today fewer sites are using NPAPI plugins and they have often caused security risks on websites.

To make browsing with Chrome safer, faster, and more stable, we stopped allowing NPAPI plugins on September 1, 2015.

Of course a little over 5 years ago Steve wrote this … but better late than never I guess.

[ Source : Google ]