What is a plugin?
If we say the language of science, then the question thatsuch plug-in, you can answer this: plug-in (from English plug-in) is called a program module, independently compiled and dynamically connected to the main program.
What are plugins for?
Plug-ins are inherently additionalPrograms that expand the core capabilities. Plugins are implemented, usually in the form of computer shared libraries. Thanks to the capabilities of plug-ins, you can use many additional functions in the program in which you work. These same functions without the use of plug-ins would be practically impossible. Let us give some examples.
We all go online through a speciala program called a browser. A regular browser allows you to only view the contents of the pages and nothing more. But we need to install some plug-ins, as the journey through the Internet becomes alive and exciting. We directly on the sites can watch videos, listen to music, play so-called flash games. And you can disable advertising, download various files to your computer, view documents in various formats and much, much more.
Plug-ins in computer games allow, for example,to make a video recording of the game process or the snapshots of the game (the so-called screenshots) and then spread it all out to everyone, or upload your music and play under it, add a lot of objects or scripts to the game - yes, you will not enumerate everything. Now let's talk about what it's like to install a plug-in and how to do it.
How to install plugins
Install the plugin - it means putting it in the right placeplace in the program folder. Currently, plug-ins are usually installed in the right place automatically - just click on the executable file (* exe), or simply download the plug-in (if it is, for example, browsers). If you downloaded a file of a different format, then in the absence of installation instructions - most often it's a text file Read Me (English "read me") - go to a special forum or site and see how this plugin is installed. After the program is restarted with the plug-in installed, you can try out new features of your program.
What is the collapse of the plugin
A plug-in crash is a critical failure inwork of this component of the program. The program sees the script, but can not run for some its just a slave to it, reasons. In this case, you need to reinstall the plugin and start the program again. Reinstalling the plugin is either to remove the damaged version and re-install it the same or higher, or you just need to update this component of the program that will take place automatically after the launch of the new version.