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  1. mike0137

    mike0137 Thread Starter

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    I tried to update Java and got this message: "We have detected you are using Google Chrome and might be unable to use the Java plugin from this browser. Starting with Version 42 (released April 2015), Chrome has disabled the standard way in which browsers support plugins. More info"
    Now my emails take forever to open and was wondering if this is related. And is there a way around this Java thing or do I switch to IE or Firefox as they suggest?
     
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    Well, what happens if you were to use IE or FF?
     
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    It appears that there is a temporary workaround (until September); http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/14/google_java_chrome_42/

    Unless there are things you have got to do that will only work with Java, uninstalling it is the way to go because it is targetted by malware. I uninstalled it a long time ago and everything I need to work still does.
     
  4. mike0137

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    So what does Java do for me? I switched over to IE and have had no problems since. If Java's not needed I'll dump it.
     
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    It's possible that some websites/pages will stop working properly I suppose. I used the 'suck it and see' principle, uninstall it and see what, if anything, stops working!

    If you have any serious problems you could always install Java again and keep your fingers crossed.
     
  6. Joris903

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    Google officials have mentioned this problem, here is the solutions:
    NPAPI plugins include Java and Silverlight. If you want to use Outlook Web Access (OWA), you can temporarily enable the flag below otherwise you'll need to use another browser that supports NPAPI.

    However, as a temporary workaround you can enable a flag. Here’s how:
    Go to chrome://flags/#enable-npapi
    Choose Enable.
    At the bottom left of your screen, click Relaunch Now.

    You can use this flag to run NPAPI plugins until Chrome version 45.
     
  7. mike0137

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    Decided to go with IE, seems to run okay. Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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