Chrome error with Java: This plugin is not supported

Problem: Using Chrome,  I access a web application or site that utilizes Java, I get the following error:  “This plugin is not supported” and the page doesn’t load.  Tried upgrading Java, reinstalling it and resetting Chrome but nothing worked.

Solution:  Turns out that Chrome automatically updated to version 42.0.2311.90 and this version doesn’t support NPAPI by default; which is needed for Java to work on the browser.   A work around for this is to do the following:

Within Chrome, type chrome://flags/#enable-npapi, click on the Enable link and click on the relaunch button at the bottom of the page.

Another solution is to switch to Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox.  I’m wondering if this setting will be reset the next time Chrome updates.  Thoughts?


 4.29.15:  If you are making the move to Firefox instead of Chrome, I just posted a post on how to modify Firefox to look more like Chrome.  I still like how Chrome looks…  

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