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How do I use Java with the Google Chrome browser?


This article applies to:
  • Browser(s) Chrome
  • Java version(s): 7.0

64-Bit Chrome on Windows

Starting with Chrome version 37, Chrome is available in 64-bit format on Windows. When running 64-bit Chrome, the user must also have 64-bit Java installed.
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Java and Chrome on Mac OS X

A 64-bit browser is required to run 64-bit Oracle Java on Mac OS X. Chrome 64-bit for Mac is in beta. For more information, see 64-bit Chrome (blog.chromium.org).


Chrome and Linux

Starting with Chrome version 35, NPAPI (Netscape Plug-in API) support was removed for the Linux platform. For more information, see Chrome and NPAPI (blog.chromium.org).

Firefox is the recommended browser for Java on Linux.


Java plug-in needs permission

If you see a message within Chrome that says Java(TM) needs your permission to run, you will need to respond to the Chrome options in order to run plug-ins on the page. Options vary according to the version of Chrome.

Chrome plug-in blocked icon (in address bar)

Look for the blocked plug-in icon in the Chrome address bar. Clicking on the icon will display Plug-ins were blocked on this page and plug-in options

  • Click Always allow plug-ins on [name of site] to allow plug-ins (including Java) to run on all this site's pages.
  • Click Run all plug-ins this time to allow the plug-in (including Java) content on the page to run only until you leave this page.
  • Click Continue blocking plug-ins to prevent plug-ins from running on the page.
Chrome message bar
  • 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.

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Plug-in out of date

If you see a message bar within Chrome that says Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date, click on Update plug-in in the Chrome message bar to get the latest Java.


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