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Advisory (04/14/2015): Java Applet Support dropped by Google Chrome.
Posted by , Last modified by Aly Essa on 10 February 2017 02:14 PM

Overview

Google has made changes in the default settings of Chrome version 42, released April 14th, 2015, that block Java applets from running in that browser.

This is part of Google’s announced strategy (http://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html) of eliminating all NPAPI (or NP-API) applet support by September 2015.

For FileCatalyst users, this means that right now you are going to be unable to run our Java applets, as well as everyone else, in your Chrome browsers. 

 

Environment

Google Chrome v42 and later for all Operating Systems.

 

Resolution

As of January 2016, the only web browsers that support Java Applets are:

  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer v10 and later

FileCatalyst TransferAgent was released in March 2015 as an alternative solution to Java Applets running in Chrome and Firefox. We strongly recommend our users migrate to this application and if you would like more information on deployment and usage of TransferAgent please contact your FileCatalyst Sales Representative or submit a ticket in our FileCatalyst Support Portal.

As of February 2017, the only web browsers that support Java Applets are:

  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer v10 and later.