Article: http://arstechnica.com/information-...ushing-java-off-the-web-by-disabling-plugins/ "Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI ("Netscape Plugin API") to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default." I started looking about this issue when I tried accessing several Java based applications and was unable to do so because of some weird errors, like Java plugin doesn't even exist. I guess the time when I completely switch to Firefox is coming soon. Here is how to enable it for now: https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml#npapichrome P.S. "The company suggests that developers who were using NPAPI either use Web standards insteadâ€”the once Silverlight-dependent Netflix, for example, now uses Encrypted Media Extensions in conjunction with HTML5 videoâ€”or Google's own proprietary extension systems, such as the NaCl Native client."