When running a Java applet in Internet Explorer 11 window on Windows 8.1, JRE fails to repaint the viewport correctly when the web browser window is resized or scrolled. (assuming the Java Applet has display dimensions larger than the window, necessitating the need to resize or scroll host IE window). Webpage is displaying the java applet using any of OBJECT or EMBED tags.
This JRE behavior prevents the user from interacting successfully with the Java Applet (typically input data fields or click buttons in applet) should user need to resize or scroll the window.
This bug only occurs on IE11 on Windows 8.1 with JRE 7 and JRE 8 (include 8u31)
This bug does not occur on IE11 on Windows 7, IE10 on Windows 7 / 8 , Firefox on Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 , Google Chrome on Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1
This bug has also been posted to the IE Feedback website since 2013 as we do not know if this is to be resolved by Oracle or Microsoft.
With the upcoming removal of Java Plugin support in Google Chrome, and, with this JRE bug (or incompatibility?) in IE11 Windows 8.1, this leaves only Firefox as the only usable web browser for Java Applets on Windows 8.1. Our customer base on Windows 8.1 is only using IE11 or Chrome.