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Reloads all of the installed plugins.


#include <npapi.h>
void NPN_ReloadPlugins(NPBool reloadPages);code


The function has the following parameter:

Whether to reload pages. If true, all pages are reloaded once the plugins are reloaded; otherwise, they aren't.


NPN_ReloadPlugins() reads the Plugins directory for the current platform and reinstalls all of the plug-ins it finds there.

Normally, if you add or remove any plug-ins, the browser does not see them until you restart Gecko. NPN_ReloadPlugins() lets you install a new plug-in and load it, or to remove a plug-in, without having to restart the browser. You could use this function as part of the plug-in's installation process.

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