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Java 7 Update 5 - 7 Add-on Prompt in Internet Explorer

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Hi,

I installed the latest copy of Java 7 Update 7 in Windows 7 PC. When i visit the test page (http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp) or my own webpage which detect Java with (new ActiveXObject("JavaWebStart.isInstalled"), Internet Explorer will display the prompt "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Java SE Runtime Environment 7 Update 7' from Oracle America, Inc....'

The information bar was not present in Java 7 Update 0 - 4. Is this a new feature? Can we skip the prompt? thanks.

I have attached the screen capture below:
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/6293/screencapg.png


Many thanks in advance.
  • 1. Re: Java 7 Update 5 - 7 Add-on Prompt in Internet Explorer
    Michael Ferrante (Oracle) Guru Moderator
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    I think this is less about the JRE and more about the browser and its settings. Refer to the Microsoft documentation for more information about how, why, and when the info bar will appear. Here is one example:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Internet-Explorer-Information-bar-frequently-asked-questions

    Refer to the section that is titled +"When will I see the Information bar?"+ Here are some relevant points from that section which explain when the bar will appear:
    <blockquote>•If a website tries to install an ActiveX control on your computer or run an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner.
    •If you started Internet Explorer with add-ons disabled.
    •If you need to install an updated ActiveX control or add-on program.</blockquote>
    Here are more granular details about how the info bar works:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782271(v=ws.10).aspx

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