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Important information about installing the Java plug-in
  • Users should consult with their local IT support provider before installing or upgrading Java. Local applications may require specific Java versions.
  • Awareness: Once the java plug-in has been installed, it must be kept up to date in order to avoid security risks.

Windows

NOTE: Users should consult with their local IT support provider before installing or upgrading Java. Local applications may require specific Java versions.

Step One: Install or upgrade Java

Step Two: Verify that java is enabled in your web browser

NOTE: Users should consult with their local IT support provider before installing or upgrading Java. Local applications may require specific Java versions.

Step One: Upgrade your java version

Step Two: Verify that java is enabled in your web browser

  • Enable java plugin in your web browser
  • After installing or upgrading Java, completely quit, then relaunch the web browser.
  • Clear the browser cache.
  • On Macintosh Google Chrome is incompatible with most Java web applications and web pages that use a Java applet, due to the fact that the Java plugin is 64-bit and Google Chrome is 32-bit.

Mac OS 10.6

NOTE: Users should consult with their local IT support provider before installing or upgrading Java. Local applications may require specific Java versions.

Awareness: Java 6 is no longer receiving security updates from Apple.

  • If you are unable to upgrade your operating system and have applications that require Java, Java 6 is packaged with the Macintosh operating system. Java 7 is available only for Mac OS 10.7 and higher.
  • Use Apple's Software Update to upgrade to Java 6 update 45.
  • Apple has not released security fixes for Java 6 update 45 and known security issues exist.
  • Apple's recommendation is to upgrade your operating system, then install Java 7.

Verify that java is enabled in your web browser

Linux

Step One: Install or upgrade Java

Step Two: Verify that java is enabled in your web browser

Firefox

If needed, clear browser cache, clear Java cache

If you no longer need Java, uninstall it

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IS&T Contributions

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Last Modified:

January 20, 2016

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