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Google Chrome doesn't detect Java

asked 2014-06-11 22:08:14 +0000

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updated 2014-09-28 23:44:09 +0000

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I don't know what happened. It was working just fine and then all of a sudden Google Chrome can't detect Java on my computer. I don't know exactly when it happened since I've installed and removed a few packages since I last had to use java on a website.

I have the java-1.7.0-openjdk and icedtea-web packages installed and up-to-date. Google Chrome's version is 35.0.1916.153-1. My computer is a 64 bit machine. My kernel version is 3.14.5-200.fc20.x86_64.

I have tried looking for Chrome can't detect java and similar queries but I didn't find anything useful. There isn't a 32 bit version of icedtea-web on my repositories.

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answered 2014-06-15 18:07:34 +0000

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The latest version of Google Chrome (35) removed support for NPAPI. As such support for plugins relying on NPAPI to work within browsers is no longer possible. At present the only solution is to revert to an older version of Google Chrome or switch to a another browser with support for NPAPI e.g. Firefox.

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answered 2015-04-18 07:46:59 +0000

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updated 2015-04-21 14:36:16 +0000

The new update of Google Chrome is not supporting Java plugin hence systems using cloud software on Chrome such as ERP may not run on Chrome.

To turn on java plugin on the new Google Chrome update follow the bellow steps; please find bellow steps to enable java in Chrome

1) Go To Chrome open a new tab and paste the line bellow in it and press enter


2) Do Enable NPAPI Mac, Windows

Enables the use of NPAPI plug-ins. #enable-npapi

3) Then do relaunch now

It will close Chrome and open again. once done start the browser it will working now

For more details read more here >> How to Turn On Java plugin on new Google chrome update

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It's worth to mark, that the trick with chrome://flags/#enable-npapi will remain working till September 2015, later they omit this option too.

Mike B. ( 2015-04-21 15:05:01 +0000 )edit

answered 2015-04-28 19:19:55 +0000

Here are more details on how to enable NPAPI in Chrome:

Chrome Kills Important Plugin For Silverlight and Java

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answered 2014-06-11 23:40:42 +0000

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updated 2014-12-24 17:04:38 +0000

According to a Fedora related forum:

Chrome/Chromium not longer supports JAVA as of version 35.

They have a new plugin architecture and few plugins have been ported to it yet.

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answered 2014-11-19 08:04:44 +0000

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Java Verify failure unable to Configure Java Control Panel does not open ( Fix : ) this is a regular ( windows 7 bug related ) problem after successful installation of Java ( jre ) and fresh installation of Windows7 64bit or 32bit on my laptop or desktop. what worked perfectly for me was setting COMPATIBILITYMODE=WINDOWSNT to make windows launch the JP2LAUNCHER.EXE and JAVAW.EXE files properly. jp2launcher.exe windowsNT compatibility solves Java Verify failure problem at https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
javaw.exe windowsNT compatibility solves unable to open or Configure Java Control Panel problem.

*  search for JAVAW.EXE   inside  c:\program files\java\....\bin   
      or  c:\program files(x86)\java\.....\bin\
*  right-click mouse on  JAVAW   application icon logo
*  click  PROPERTIES
*  tick the checkbox at COMPATIBILITY MODE
*  choose  WINDOWS NT service pack
*  click APPLY or click OK

Now, the Configure Java Control Panel will start opening and working.

*  search for JP2LAUNCHER.EXE   inside  c:\program files\java\....\bin   
      or  c:\program files(x86)\java\.....\bin\
*  right-click mouse on  JP2LAUNCHER
*  click  PROPERTIES
*  tick the checkbox at COMPATIBILITY MODE
*  choose  WINDOWS NT service pack
*  click APPLY or click OK

Now, the Verify Java will be successful at https://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp

if we find 2 or 3 versions of JP2LAUNCHER and JAVAW when we search, then we must repeat the above for all of them.

in the Configure Java Control Panel Advanced tab we can set "Do not check" certificate revocation and disable security verification. and in the Security tab we may Edit Site List... for the Exception Site List ( add URLs to unblock sites )

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