Internet, Networking, & Security Browsers How to Manage Plug-Ins in the Safari Web Browser In Safari 9 and earlier, plug-ins enhance the browser's functionality by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on November 13, 2020 Browsers Safari Chrome Firefox Microsoft Tweet Share Email Safari, the default web browser for iOS and macOS, is full-featured and secure. Still, like many web browsers, it's possible to add additional functionality. In Safari 9 and earlier versions, Safari plug-ins helped users personalize their browsing experience. If you use a Safari version that's compatible with plug-ins, here's how to view and manage them. Newer versions of Safari don't support plug-ins. Apple recommends that users explore Safari extensions to enhance the browser's functionality. How to View Plug-ins in Safari If you use Safari 9 or earlier, view your installed plug-ins from the browser's Help menu. Here's how to do this on a Mac: Open Safari on your Mac. Select Help from the browser menu at the top of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select Installed Plug-ins. A new browser tab opens, displaying detailed information on currently installed plug-ins, including the name, version, source file, MIME type associations, descriptions, and extensions. How to Manage Plug-ins Here's what to do if you need to modify any plug-in permissions: Select Safari in the browser menu, located at the top of the screen. From the drop-down menu, select Preferences. The keyboard shortcut is Command+, (comma). Select the Security heading. Near the bottom of the Safari security preferences, uncheck Allow Plug-ins to stop all plug-ins from functioning. To manage individual plug-ins, select Plug-In Settings or Manage Website Settings (depending on the browser version). You'll see a list of current Safari plug-ins along with each website the browser currently has open. To change a plug-in's usage settings, select the drop-down menu next to it and select Ask, Block, Allow (default), Allow Always, or Run in Unsafe Mode. To disable an individual plug-in, remove the check mark next to it.