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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Java on Google Chrome and Chromium

Google has cut support for NPAPI based plugins so this rendered NPAPI plugins like Java and Silverlight useless on most Linux and FreeBSD distributions.

To run Java applets and the Java plugin you required Firefox and most users who use Chrome or Chromium didnt want to use Firefox because of speed issues and resource consumption.  If you try to run the Java plugin this is what you see:

So how can you run Java on the Chromium platform?  Enter IE-On-Chrome this extension allows you to switch over to the Trident rendering engine which also allows Java Applets to run.

Now this isnt freeware.  There is only a 30 minute limit to use IE-On-Chrome but for what I use it for thats OK considering I dont use it for much.

You can visit their website for pricing.  IE-On-Chrome website