Enable Java In Browsers

Yesterday, in part 1 of this tip, we looked at how to download and install Java. Today we’ll learn how to enable it for your browsers. Java is not supported by Microsoft Edge or the Chrome browser. But you can run it in Internet Explorer and Firefox.

After installing Java, open Internet Explorer, go to java.com and click the link, Do I have Java?


Click Verify Java Version on the next page.


This triggers a message at the bottom of the browser window asking if you want to enable Java. Click Enable.


Here’s how to enable in the Firefox browser: Open Firefox and do the same, and a gray box appears on the page. Click the link to activate Java and a message appears with Allow Now and Allow and Remember. The first option, Allow Now, runs Java only once. Allow and Remember always runs Java whenever you need it.


Allow Now is the safer of the two options.

Both browsers will show a window like the following one, asking if you want to run the application. Tick the box, Do not show this again… and then click the Run button.


You can now use Java in Windows 10 in either Firefox or Internet Explorer.

~ Roland Waddilove

One thought on “Enable Java In Browsers

  1. I have been trying to enable Java for awhile now. This still isn’t working for me on any browser. I am using Firefox mainly.
    I only use Java to play puzzle games from Allstarpuzzles.com.
    I really miss being able to play them.
    I’ve followed the instructions to a T but I think they may be outdated since the last Windows 10 update.

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