As long as Chrome just was 32 bit, the Java plugin was not supported since Java for Mac OS X is 64 bit but now when Chrome (since version 39) is 64 bit, how do I install/enable the Java plugin?

Googling just returns old results such as

https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml (that refers to this blog post http://blog.chromium.org/2014/08/mac-chrome-when-im-sixty-four-bits.html)

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2429779?hl=en (talking about Java 7, I have Java 8).


You can download the latest version of Java, install, and reboot, and it should be listed in chrome://plugins. Make sure that it's enabled (there should be a button saying Disable): Java Plugin

Note: You probably want to check Always allowed because Java always pops up and asks you if you want it to run.

Once you finish this, you can test java.

  • Thanks for you answer. I have downloaded and installed the latest version of Java but I didn't reboot (and really don't have time for that now) since I saw no suggestion that I should reboot while installing. – d-b Jan 13 '15 at 12:17
  • Did this work? If it did, please click the check mark on this answer so it turns green and people can see that you have found a solution. – Coder-256 Jan 14 '15 at 23:10
  • I will as soon as I have restarted, which I guess will be next time there is an update that requires reboot. – d-b Jan 15 '15 at 7:35
  • Yesterday I rebooted and it worked. – d-b Apr 25 '15 at 13:07

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