How to enable Java and old plugins in Chrome 42

Can’t get Java to work in Chrome anymore? Well, Google’s killing off NPAPI support in Chrome, the API used to run plugins like Java in the browser.

Still need it? Luckily, you can still make it work:

  1. Enter this URL in Chrome: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
  2. Click “Enable” under the heading “Enable NPAPI”

Voila. At least until September 2015, when this temporary workaround will become unavailable according to this “final countdown” and the Chromium Development Calendar and Release Info.


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