Must-Have Web Browser Plug-Ins - dummies

By John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young

Part of The Internet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Plug-ins are small software programs that you install on your computer to view or play some applications on the Web. Here are the most common browser plug-ins you’ll probably need:

  • Flash: Plays both audio and video files as well as other types of animations

  • QuickTime: Plays video files as you download them

  • Adobe Acrobat: Displays Acrobat files formatted exactly the way the author intended