Tips To Use Java In Windows 8

Many users have doubts on using Java in the new Windows 8 operating system. The Windows 8 support tips shared below will give you more info on using Java in the Windows 8 OS. Some of the common queries of the Windows 8 users regarding using Java are explained below.

Will Java run in the Start screen? 

Windows 8 OS does not support any plug-ins in the Start screen. Due to this reason, Java will not run in the Start screen window. Users will have to change back to the Desktop screen to run Java.

When will Java be supported in Windows 8?

Java 7 Update 10 is supported in the Windows 8 operating system. You should be aware of the fact that Java will only be supported in the Desktop screen of the OS and it will not run in the Start screen of the OS.

Why do I get 32-bit Java version when I login to Java.com?

The java.com website gives you a Java version based on the web browser and the operating system installed in your computer. If you have the 64-bit version of the Windows 8 OS, you will get access to both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Java on your computer.

Switching between the Start screen and the desktop screen

This can be achieved in many ways. One easy method is explained below,

  • By pressing the Windows logo key. This will toggle between the Start screen and the Desktop screen.
  • Users may also click on the Desktop tile in the Start screen to switch to the Desktop screen.
  • You may also move the mouse pointer to the far left bottom of the screen to switch between the Desktop screen and Start screen.

Accessing the Java Control Panel In Windows 8

Method 1

  • Press the Windows + W keys simultaneously to open the Search charm.
  • In the Search box, type in Java Control Panel
  • From the Search results, click on the Java Control Panel icon to open it.

Method 2

  • Drag the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Click once on the Search icon and enter Control Panel.
  • Click on the Control Panel icon.
  • In the Control Panel Search window, enter Java Control Panel.
  • Click on the Java Control Panel icon to open it.

These are the tips to use the Java program in the Windows 8 operating system. If you have any more doubts, you can contact the Windows 8 support team.
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