This method indicates whether the current browser is Java-enabled or not.


result = window.navigator.javaEnabled()


if (window.navigator.javaEnabled()) {
   // browser has java


The return value for this method indicates whether the preference that controls Java is on or off - not whether the browser offers Java support in general.


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'NavigatorPlugins.javaEnabled' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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