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Several online chatrooms require you to have java enabled in your browser. Using the tutorial linked in this article will show you how to enable it.

How do I Java-enable my browser?

Several chat services require that Java be enabled in your browser, or they'll return a message like "Sorry, your browser is not Java-enabled, you will not be able to chat."

From ParaChat, one of the sources of that exact message: Java FAQ: How to Enable Java in Your Browser.

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18 Comments
michael horowitz
July 13, 2004 9:06 AM

Take a look at my web site
www.javatester.org
It has information on testing Java in your browser and fairly detailed instructions on how to install Java on a computer without it.

dawn
July 27, 2004 10:59 AM

I need to enable java in my browser to get online help with aol. How do I do this and what is a browser? thank you Dawn

Leo
July 27, 2004 5:16 PM

A browser is the program you're using to surf the web probably Internet Explorer. The article points to instructions for enabling java.

subash
November 8, 2004 10:53 AM

i have read some procedures given in he net it
seems i have to enable java by checking the microsoft VM for java and enable java but i dont find Microsoft Vm in IE 6

fahad_arshad
January 9, 2005 10:21 PM

HIII

THIS FAHAD HERE WHEN I OPEN THE INDIATIMES CHAT I GOT THE MESSAGE LIKE JAVABROWSERS PLZ LET6 KNOW THAT WHAT IS THAT PLZ HELP ME AND SEND THE MESSAGE AGAIN TO MY E MAIL ID AT YAHOO ID FAHAD_ARSHAD494@YAHOO.CO.IN

Leo
January 9, 2005 10:24 PM

Please read the article you just commented on, and the link therein.

beatrice
February 15, 2005 6:53 PM

thanks alot!

Kendall Adkins
October 7, 2005 4:22 AM

Hello,
I need to know how and where I can get a free java download . I do a lot of Biblestudy work and the two study and chat site I go too now says I need to have Java installed before I can chat and so on one their site. I have looked on different sites but which one do I choose.Do you have any suggestions to which one I need to load on my desk top.We have Java before but this PC just came back from shop,and the Java program was removed.
If you would and know of a free down load that will work on biblestudy's with chat rooms at the same time , please let me know.
Thanks, Mr Kendall Adkins

Leo
October 7, 2005 9:30 AM

The link in the article you just commented on has step by step instructions.

Jen.
December 21, 2005 7:06 PM

Hey, This really helped me enable my Java. But I wanted to ask..When I make a change do I have to 'restart' my computer?..I'm not quite sure. But did really did help me. Thanks.

Daniel
January 14, 2006 6:43 AM

Using Windows operating systems, access to Control panel/Java Plug-in/Browsers. You will see one list with the available browsers; you only have to put or remove the mark in the corresponding box.
With Netscape and Mozilla browsers, go to Edit/Preferences/Advanced; there is a box to enable Java that must be marked.
The change will have an effect after all the browser windows are closed and the browser is restarted.

Sai
August 29, 2006 12:16 AM

Hi,
I have latest version of java environment. and it's enabled. but still i'm getting Sorry, your browser is not Java enabled, you will not be able to chat. why i'm getting this problem.Plese help me out

Pavlos
September 9, 2006 2:58 AM

Hey Leo , When I enter the control panel , I dont see anywhere written Java-plug-in or something like that. I just see Java. What shall I do?

sabarish
September 24, 2006 1:42 AM

Hey guys uninstall the previous versions of java from start->setting->control panel->j2se runtime environment/jre version... likewise.
and download the new version from the java site.
http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_automatic.jsp
and install all java fuctionalities will be enabled

alam
February 26, 2007 4:28 PM

hithere ..
i m usin latest java version but i cant logg in chat room everything is ok mah window sayd that appletjavalitestarted.jchatstarted but i cant send messages i cant c mah self in chat room .. plzzz sum on ehelp me how can i fix this problem plzzz

wilbert valestil
May 12, 2008 2:19 PM


I went to control panel i do not se any java plug in they still sorry 4 me cuz my java is not enable what should i do

Tom Christian
November 20, 2008 5:58 PM

To put it simply I just want to keep Java updated. I recently used a program called "Scunia" to make sure my software was updated. 4 Java errors keep showing up. They are the same J2SE Runtime Environments. I notice in "add/remove" there are a total of 7. These 4 seem to be huge space hogs. Microsystems' descriptions are about as simple as college calculus. What can I unistall/do without ??

Mike
December 14, 2008 11:42 AM

I do not have a Java icon in my control panel. How do I fix this and get it back in my control panel???

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