Install Java Plug-in for Google Chrome
With Java technology in your Google Chrome browser, the computing environment you play and work in will be quite secure. Two tasks that you can accomplish with this are – accessing and playing all online games and chatting with anyone across the globe. Its secure features also allow you to carry out financial tasks like calculating the interest on your mortgage. Java is also an integral part of solutions for e-businesses and intranet applications, both of which are key elements in corporate computing.
Typically, Google Chrome accepts Java plug-ins, however it requires Java 6, a beta release. So, if your system does not have this version of Java, install it. Then, you can enjoy the benefits of Java technology on your Google Chrome browser. Here are a few steps that you can take for downloading Java, on a system that runs on Windows operating system:
- Open your Google Chrome browser.
- Copy and paste this link in the address bar: http://java.com/en/download/chrome.jsp. Through this link, you will be able to download update 11, the version 6 and higher (if available) of Java.
- The link will take you to a page that has a button marked ‘Agree and Start Free Download’.
- Click on it, and Google Chrome will start downloading Java.
- At the bottom of the screen, a bar indicating the percentage of the file downloaded, will appear.
- When the download is completed, click on the button marked ‘Save’. This will act as a confirmation that the file can be stored on the computer.
- Next, click to open the file. The screen will provide you with a series of detailed instructions, which will allow you to complete the Java installation in the browser.
For Mac Users
Apple offers Mac users its version of this technology. To verify whether the version of Java on your Mac system is the latest:
- Click on the Apple menu.
- Here, an option marked ‘Software Update’ has been provided.
- Click on this, and the browser will be updated to the latest version of Java.
In case your browser has been set to permit websites to employ Java plug-ins and it detects that the technology is missing, it will show a message prompting you to install it.
- The message, which says ‘This Java plug-in needs your permission to run’, will give you two options – to ‘Run this time’ or ‘Always run on this site’.
- If you click on the first option, the Java content will run, but only for that session.
- On the other hand, if you click on the second option, Java content will run always and the message will not be shown after that.
- In case either of these actions don’t work, you will have to download Java manually. For this, you can follow the steps listed at the top – for systems that run on Windows.
One of the best ways to ensure that Java runs smoothly on Google Chrome is to install the former before you download the latter on your computer. Sometimes, Java works effectively with Chrome if Firefox has been installed on your system.