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Google Chrome Disables Java

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The latest version of Google Chrome disables Java, a plug-in used in many websites. Chrome users will not see a message indicating Java is blocked.

Other web browsers, such as Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer, are not affected and may continue to access web page resources that require Java.

Chrome version 42, which was released on April 15, automatically disables Java for web pages using Java in its web browser. This may make it difficult to view content and resources in the affected web pages.

Users can temporarily re-enable support for Java in Chrome version 42. Instructions on how to enable Java in Chrome are available on Oracle’s website.

Come September, Chrome will permanently remove support for Java. After that time, it will not be possible in Chrome to access any web content that requires Java. Google has announced this change will take place when it releases Chrome version 45 in September.

Any person using Chrome version 42 or later to visit any web pages that requires Java will be affected by the changes in April and September.

UGA web sites that use Java include, but are not limited to, are: Athena, eLearning Commons (eLC), Nolij and Kronos. Citrix Receiver and the UGA vLab also affected by this change. Those resources continue to work in Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer.