Installing the Java plug-in by using the Java control panel on Windows

On Windows systems, you can use the Java™ control panel to install the Java plug-in for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Before you begin

The IBM® SDK for Java must be installed before using this method.

About this task

If the Java plug-in was not installed when the SDK was installed, follow these steps to install the plug-in, using the Java control panel:


  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Double-click IBM Control Panel for Java.
  3. On the Advanced tab, select Default Java for Browsers.
  4. To install the Java plug-in for specific browsers, select the corresponding check box. To remove the Java plug-in from specific browsers, clear the corresponding check box. On Windows 7, the check box to associate with Internet Explorer is disabled by default. You cannot change this selection. By default, the Next-Generation plug-in is enabled. If you want to switch between a Next-Generation and a First-Generation, or Classic plug-in, follow these steps:
    1. Open the IBM Control Panel for Java.
    2. On the Advanced tab, select Java Plug-in. Select or clearEnable the next-generation Java Plug-in. This action changes the association between old style and Next-Generation plug-ins.

What to do next

Note: The Classic plug-in, sometimes referred to as the First-generation plug-in, was deprecated in Java 7. This plug-in is not supported in this release. Instead, use the Next-generation plug-in to run applets in the browser.