How to Use Java on Chrome

Using Java in Chrome is a little bit tricky at this moment.

NPAPI was required to enable Java applets, but since 24th of November 2014, NPAPI was disabled by default.

Since April 2015 NPAPI plugins were unpublished from Chrome Web Store.

Between this period you could enable it in settings:

 

But currently it’s not possible anymore, so you cannot just download Java for Chrome and make it running.

So as I mentioned nowadays you should use little tricks…

But first of all, you need to install Java on your PC.

Install Java For Chrome on Windows

How to use Java with Chrome steps:

Install IE Tab chrome extension (it emulates Internet Explorer under your Chrome browser and allows to run Java and Silverlight).

You’ll find its icon “e” in the right top corner. Click it and follow installation steps (run ietabhelper.exe).

2 steps to install IE Tab

After that, a new tab will be opened and you’ll be allowed to use new IE Tab search line.

Verify Java version here https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

verify Java on IE tab plugin

Press a “Verify Java version” button.

You should confirm that you want to run Java detection application.

run Java version detection plugin

and see that Java is running.

Java for Chrome

Not native Java support, but it’s better than nothing.

Install Java For Chrome on MacOs and Linux

Tab IT plugin doesn’t support MacOs and Linux, that’s why we gonna use Test IE plugin.

The problem is you have to pay, but they give you a free trial to test.

So when you activate a plugin you will be redirected to a homepage:

browser stack home page

Press a FREE TRIAL in the top right corner and register.

Then you’ll be redirected to a list of available OS and browsers.

I recommend taking FireFox under 52 version because FF after 52 partially supports Java.

browser stack available os and browsers

After that FF browser will be opened on your tab.

Go to Java verification page to be sure that it’s running.

verify Java version

Press a button and browser will ask you to allow Java:

allow and remember Java

Then it will ask you: “do you really want to run Java detection application?”. Press “Run”.

run Java version detection plugin

And at the end, it will say that your current Java version is 8 Update 151.

enable Java in Chrome

That means, Java is running and you can use whatever you want.

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