I've just installed the latest version of Chromium. But, neither Java nor Flash Player work.

How can this be fixed? As far as I can see, Chromium no longer supports PPAPI and NPPAPI.

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Unfortunately Google seems to think they know better than everyone else what people need to use online...

Here's the deal. They've deprecated those APIs, meaning if you want Java/Flash to work, you're out of luck.

HOWEVER, they haven't been removed yet, merely disabled. It'll get removed in a couple of major versions, but you can still force-enable them in the short term. This WILL stop working when Chrome 45 comes out in a few months. The only alternative then if you need Java/Flash will be to switch to a different browser.

In short:

For PPAPI plugins, go to chrome://plugins, scroll to the plugin, hit Details, and Under "Type: PPAPI," click Enable.

For NPAPI plugins, go to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi. There's an option there that says Enable NPAPI. Toggle that, and restart the browser.

I'd suggest getting used to Firefox or Safari in the meantime :(

  • yeah i know the option but it is not available for chromium. They have fully removed npapi and ppapi Aug 15, 2015 at 11:29

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