Can't Open Java Questions in Chrome

Some questions, including questions using JME, require the Java™ browser plugin. Depending on your version of Google® Chrome™, you might have problems opening questions requiring Java.

Note:
  • The JME tool requires Java, version 1.6.0 through 1.7.35.
  • Instructor or publisher Java questions or simulations might require a different version of Java.

Chrome Version 45 and Later

Google Chrome, version 45 and later does not support the NPAPI plugin required to run Java.

If you are using Chrome 45 or later, open WebAssign in another supported browser.

For most assignments with Java content, WebAssign displays a warning if Java is not installed. See Required Browser Plug-Ins.

Chrome Version 42 and Later

Chrome, versions 42 through 44 require you to turn on NPAPI support before you can use Java.

  1. In Chrome, go to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi.
  2. Under Enable NPAPI, click Enable.
  3. Click Relaunch Now button at the bottom of the page to exit and restart Chrome.

Chrome on Microsoft® Windows®, Version 36 and Earlier

For these versions, Chrome is a 32-bit browser. However, Java version 1.7.51 is a 64-bit plugin.

  • Upgrade Chrome to the current version and enable NPAPI support.
  • Use Mozilla® Firefox®, version 38 or later or Internet Explorer® / Microsoft Edge, version 11 or later.

Chrome on macOS™/OS X®, Version 38 and Earlier

For these versions, Chrome is a 32-bit browser. However, Java version 1.7.51 is a 64-bit plugin.

  • Upgrade Chrome to the current version and enable NPAPI support.
  • Use Apple® Safari®, version 8 or later.