Java is a programming language and computing platform which is used in many of websites and applications. Java is secure, reliable and very fast while accessing different apps and sites. Java also uses web plug-ins that allows you to run various applications in your web browser.
The Java plug-in for web browsers in Windows 8,10 relies on the cross-platform plug-in architecture NPAPI, which is supported by all major web browsers. However, Google Chrome version 45 and above have dropped the support for NPAPI architecture. To enable Java in Chrome, you would need to check the version of Google Chrome which you are using in your computer, launch Google Chrome, click on settings (three dots represented vertically) on the top right corner of browser window. Under the different options in setting, click on ‘Help’ and then click on ‘About Google Chrome’, the version of Google Chrome would be displayed in the browser window.
If you are still using any lower version of Google Chrome below 45 version, then you can just visit Java’s official website to install the plug-in and start using it. However, if you are using the version 45 or above then, unfortunately, the Java plug-in will not install just by visiting Java website, as Google restricts it for security reasons and unsupported architecture of NPAPI. Also, you will see an error message “This site uses a plugin (Java TM)) that is unsupported” in your browser window whenever you will try to access any website or application which uses Java plug-in to run.
To install Java plug-in and to keep using the desired applications in Google Chrome, you need to follow the given steps below:
- Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
- Go to Chrome Web Store using the link provided below.
- Search for ‘IE Tab’ in Chrome Web Store, add the extension in the browser by clicking on the button “Add to Chrome.”
- After adding the extension successfully, you will see ‘IE Tab’ icon next to setting button of the browser.
- Click on ‘IE Tab’ icon; it will open a new website in your browser and download a program.
- Browse to downloads folder in your computer and run the application named as (ietabhelper).
- After running and completing the installation of the application (ietabhelper), go to the browser.
- Go to website Java’s official website, and click on ‘Agree and Start Free Download,’ if Java is not installed already. Then install the downloaded program on your computer.
- If you already have Java installed on your computer, then on Java’s website you’ll see ‘Verify Java Version’, click on it to proceed further.
- A dialog box will pop-up in your browser window saying ‘Do you want to run this application?’, click on “Run”.
- The Java website will confirm ‘Verified Java Version’.
- Now you can start using your desired websites and applications in Google Chrome which requires Java plug-in.
Further, if you are facing any Google Chrome installation errors before enabling Java in Chrome, then you would require looking at following aspects:
Check the Internet Connection
You should have a stable internet connection to install Google Chrome.
Check if your device meets the system requirements
You can check the system requirement of the application on official Google Chrome website. If your device meets the system requirements, then it will be able to fix the installation issue.
Chrome installer file (ChromeSetup.exe) not launching
Sometimes Chrome installer file does not launch; this can be fixed by deleting the current downloaded file from your computer, download it again from official Google Chrome website and try installing it again. The Google Chrome installation error should have been gone after trying this.
If you still were not able to fix Google Chrome installation errors or enabling Java in Chrome, then you may contact the professionals to help you further. The professionals are available 24*7; you can contact them anytime you want to get further assistance. You can get the contact number of these professionals from the online directory – contactforhelp.