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How do I use Java with the Google Chrome browser?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Oracle Linux, Oracle Enterprise Linux, SLES, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, Ubuntu Linux
  • Browser(s) Chrome
  • Java version(s): 6.0, 7.0

Java 7 and Chrome on Mac OS X and Linux

Chrome does not support Java 7 on the Mac or Linux platforms.
A 64-bit browser (Safari or Firefox, for example) is required to run Java 7 on Mac OS X. 32-bit browsers such as Chrome do not support Java 7 on the Mac platform. Firefox is the recommended browser for Java on Linux.

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Java plug-in needs permission

If you see a message bar within Chrome that says Java(TM) needs your permission to run, you can perform one of the following actions:
  • Click Run this time to allow the Java content on the page to run only until you leave this page.
  • Click Always run on this site to allow Java to run on all this site's pages. You will not see this message again for pages on this site.

Note: If you are downloading Java within Chrome and this message is shown, we recommend clicking the Always run on this site button.


Additional plug-in required

If you see a message bar within Chrome that says Java(TM) is required to display some elements on this page, click on Install plug-in in the Chrome message bar, or download from java.com.


Plug-in out of date

If you see a message bar within Chrome that says Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date, click on Update plug-in in the Chrome message bar to get the latest Java.


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