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Chrome Disables NPAPI in V42

 

In Chrome v42 and newer, Google disables NPAPI plugins by default. Java is a NPAPI plugin.

How to Enable NPAPI plugins (Java/ROS) – Windows only

1. Open Chrome and browse to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi

2. Click the Enable NPAPI setting.

3. After that, click “Relaunch Now” at the bottom of your Chrome window. Note: Closing and reopening Chrome is not sufficient, you must click the “Relaunch Now” button.
Source:  https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml