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I've just installed the latest version of JRE (7u5) and Chrome still reports that it's outdated. When I go to chrome://plugins/, it shows the following line for Java:

Java - Version: 1.7.0_05 Download Critical Security Update

Do you know how to fix this?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

You can start Chrome with a key

google-chrome --allow-outdated-plugins

But it is a bug, that will be fixed soon, I hope

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Has this been reported as a bug? If so, do you have a link to the bug report? – Eliah Kagan Aug 2 '12 at 17:51
I did not report it myself. But this bug is so obvious, that it will be noticed. I saw this!topic/… – user81261 Aug 4 '12 at 11:33
I installed OpenJDK in the end and the problem is gone. – John Manak May 20 '13 at 12:24

This is the bug, it says it would be fixed on next release.

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Ubuntu. Oracle Java 7.

Install the Oracle JDK 7.

Install the Oracle JRE 7.

Install the Firefox/Chrome Oracle Java 7 plugin

The latest version.

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This worked for me:

mkdir /opt/google/chrome/plugins 

Access directory:

# cd /opt/google/chrome/plugins 

Create a link to the folder we just created:

# ln -s /opt/java/jre1.7.0_10/lib/amd64/ 

Reopen browser.

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