Icedtea-7-plugin installed but it does not appears in the list in about:plugins in Chromium.

Not able to execute java applets.

Tried installing Icedtea-7-plugin but in vain. Using openjdk7 in 14.04

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Java (IcedTea) doesn't have a PPAPI plugin available, and so it's not usable in Chromium, since Chromium 34 in Trusty has switched to the Aura rendering framework and no longer allows NPAPI plugins. See also https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/chromium-browser/+bug/1308783.

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    So? How to run java applets in Chromium and Ubuntu 14.04?
    – Fabio
    Apr 21, 2014 at 16:11
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    You can't. You would have to recompile Chromium and edit the line that disallows NPAPI. Apr 21, 2014 at 16:26
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    What's the value today for a browser not capable to run java?
    – Fabio
    Apr 23, 2014 at 18:46
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    Well, I haven't had to run Java within my browser in a long time, and there are general vulnerabilities with running Java web applets... Apr 23, 2014 at 18:49
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    I wish one day people who don't have an answer could just remain silent instead of speculating whether someone does or doesn't need what they're asking for... Apr 12, 2015 at 20:25

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