The software Java (Java Runtime Enviroment, to be precise) is one of the favorite victims of cyber pirates, who continue to exploit the security holes present in this platform to launch their attacks against users' computers. This has led many sysadmins to remove Java from running in web browsers, leaving the user to activate it when needed.
If you also need to run Java-based web applications or other online content but your browser doesn't load them automatically, here's an easy easy guide on how to enable Java on all browsers that support its use, both on Windows and on macOS. It's much simpler than you imagine, I can assure you.
Before getting to the heart of the topic, however, it will be my concern to explain to you how to download and install Java on your computer (in case you have not already done so), so that you can use it without problems at the right time. But now let's not waste any more time chatting and let's take action. I wish you, as usual, happy reading and I wish you the best of luck for everything. Are you ready?
How to Enable Java on Windows
You are using a PC with su installed Windows and you would like to understand how to enable Java then? Then follow the instructions on what to do that you find below. It's a real no-brainer, don't worry!
Download and Install Java
To download Java on Windows, the first thing you need to do is to start the browser you usually use to surf the Net from your PC (eg. Chrome) and connect to the platform's website. Next, click on the buttons I accept all cookies e Java Free Download, then presses the button Accept and start free download.
When the download is complete, double-click on the file .exe obtained and, in the window that appears on the screen, click, in sequence, on the buttons Yes, Install e OK.
Once this is done, the program will automatically download the components needed to install Java from the Internet. Once the download is complete, the software installation process will start. Therefore, wait a few seconds for the procedure to be started and completed and click on the button Close to conclude it all.
Abilitare Java Su Internet Explorer
Once Java has been installed, you can finally go to the actual action and therefore go and find out how to enable the use of the platform on your computer and on the browsers that support it, in this specific case only Internet Explorer.
So, first make sure that the use of Java is enabled for browsers. To do this, click on the Start button (I cheer with the pennant Windows) located at the bottom left of the taskbarclose il Control Panel in the menu that opened and, in the pop-up window on the desktop, type Java in the search field at the top right, then click on the relevant result that is shown to you.
In the new window that you will now see, select the tab Safety and check that in correspondence with the item Enable Java content for the browser and Web Start applications there is a check mark. If it is missing, put it on the relevant box and click on the buttons Apply e OK present below.
Now, you can proceed with activating Java also in Internet Explorer. To do this, just start your browser by clicking on the browser collegamento on desktop, on the taskbar or in Start menu e pigiare sul pulsating Enable in response to the on-screen warning that the add-on Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper it is ready to be used. Done!
If the warning does not appear or if, despite having clicked the button to enable Java in Internet Explorer, you are unable to use the plugin, change the browser settings by clicking on thegear located at the top right of the IE window that has opened and selecting the item Internet options give the menu to compare.
In the window that opens, select the tab Security / Protectionclick on your button Custom level, scroll through the list that appears until you find the item Scripting Java applets and metti il segno di spunta accanto alla voce Attiva. If you prefer that you are asked for your consent from time to time in order to take advantage of the plugin, select, alternatively, the item Ask for confirmation. Finally, click on the button OK to save the settings and that's it.
As a further confirmation of the fact that Java is enabled in Internet Explorer, visit this Web page via the latter and click on the button I accept all cookies. Then press on the buttons Agree and continue ed Run. If everything went well, the message will be shown to you Congratulations accompanied by one green tick.
When and if you want, you can always disable Java in Internet Explorer by clicking on the icon againgear located at the top right of the Internet Explorer window, by selecting the item Internet options from the menu that opens, then the tab Security / Protectionby clicking on the button Custom level and selecting the option disable at the item Scripting Java applets. Remember, later, to press the button OK per confermare I modified it.
If you want to disable the use of Java in general, open the Control Panel Windows as explained to you a few lines above, search Java in the relevant search field, select the relevant result, select the tab Safety in the window that opens and remove the check from the box next to the item Enable Java content for the browser and Web Start applications. Finally, click on the buttons Apply e OK to apply and confirm the changes.
Please note: until recently Java was also usable on Chrome e Firefox, but at the time of writing this tutorial the browsers in question no longer support the plugin on Windows.
How to Enable Java on MacOS
Are you using a Mac? Well, be aware that even then Java can be enabled. So if you want to find out how to do it MacOS, continue reading. Find everything explained in detail right below.
Download and Install Java
To download Java on macOS, the first thing you need to do is to start the browser you usually use to surf the Net on your Mac (eg. Safari), Visit the website of the platform and click on the button I accept all cookies. Next, click the button Java Free Download and on the one with it written Accept and start free download.
Once the download procedure is complete, open the package .dmg just got it and double-click thejava icon (Quella with il platform logo) in the window that opens on the desk. Then click the button apri, type the password of your user account on macOS, press the button OK and, in the new window you see appear, click on the buttons Install, OK e Close.
Enable Java on Safari
After installing Java on your Mac you are finally ready to take action and therefore go to find out how to enable the use of the platform on Safari, the only browser for Apple-branded computers that supports its use. It should be noted, however, that the plugin is only working with browser versions lower than 12.
To do this, first make sure that the use of Java is enabled for browsers. To do this, click on the icon of System preference (Quella with l 'gear) placed on the Dock bar and presses on the voice Java in the window you see appearing on your desk. In the further window that opens, select the tab Safety and check that on the box next to the item Enable Java content for the browser and Web Start applications there is a check mark. Otherwise, apponilo you and click on the buttons Apply e OK placed at the bottom.
At this point, you can proceed with activating Java also in Safari. So, start the browser by clicking on its icon (The compass) that you find on Dock bar, in Spotlight or in the folder Applications macOS or, again, call the program via Siri. Then go to the section Safari> Preferences from the menu bar (top left), select the tab Safety in the new window that opened and click on the items Plugin consent e Manage website settings. Then press on the wording Java e seleziona l'opzione Allow, Always allowed or that one Ask from the drop-down list When visiting other websites. Per conclusdere, pigia sul pulsating end.
To test the operation of the Java plugin on Safari, visit this web page and press the button I accept all cookies. Then click on the buttons Agree and continue ed Run. If the plugin has been installed correctly, you will see the message appear Congratulations accompanied by one green tick.
When you no longer need it, remember to disable Java in Safari by going back to its menu Safari> Preferences (top left) by selecting the tab Safety in the new window that opens, by clicking on the items Plugin consent e Manage website settings, on the wording Java and selecting the option for deactivate how the plugin works from the drop-down list When visiting other websites. Finally, confirm the changes made by clicking on the button end
If you then want to disable the use of Java in general, open the System preference of macOS as I indicated earlier, click on the item Java in the pop-up window on the desktop, select the tab Safety in the additional window that has opened and remove the check from the box next to the wording Enable Java content for the browser and Web Start applications. Finally, click on the buttons Apply e OK located at the bottom.
Please note: until recently Java was also usable on Chrome e Firefox. At the time of writing this tutorial, however, the browsers in question no longer support the use of the plugin on macOS.