Is there a way to run Linux Google Chrome with Java support?

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    Moderator note: I've removed answers that are now obsolete, since Chrome 35 has dropped NPAPI support and the methods posted here will all not work. We're generally not removing old answers in case people still want to run old stable versions of software, but with Chrome, this is not really feasible nor practical. Looking forward to answers that consider the latest version, therefore making this community wiki to encourage joint efforts.
    – slhck
    Commented Jul 12, 2014 at 13:48
  • Related question on Ask Ubuntu: askubuntu.com/questions/470594/…
    – slhck
    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 13:06
  • Afaik and also according to productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/qPiZkcLwFFk there is no way to support Java on recent Google Chrome for Linux releases. So switch to Firefox or use - carefuly - an older version of Chrome.
    – lmedinas
    Commented Sep 8, 2014 at 12:33
  • The information on java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml is a bit confusing, but it seems to be suggesting that you need 64-bit Chrome and 64-bit Java 7 to run Java in Linux. (It claims that Chrome doesn't have a 64-bit Linux version, but that is false).
    – trlkly
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 21:51
  • Another thing I haven't tested, so I won't use as an answer: what happens if you run Chrome in Wine? Does the Windows Java 7 plugin work there? If so, there are projects to get plugins that work in Windows to run in Linux browsers. One is used to get Netflix working, for example. (This is mainly a suggestion to help people find an answer.)
    – trlkly
    Commented Sep 11, 2014 at 21:57

2 Answers 2


There's a guy (Michael Müller) who have wrote some patches to re enable the support for NPAPI (so icedtea will work).

This is somewhat a workaround. but is expected to work. (Actually I haven't tested)

Currently the build version is 36.

If you use ArchLinux you can build and install it from AUR. chromium-npapi

If not, you can see in PKGBUILD the build process.


try installing icedtea in linux. it works like a charm.

for Ubuntu

apt-get install icedtea


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