Ubuntu: How to show java plugin console


In windows, when I open a web page containing applet, icon of java plugin console is displayed in systray. But in Ubuntu, I don't find any way to show java plugin console. How can I open java plugin console with FireFox and Chromium in Ubuntu?


It's because the Java Console is hidden by default.

To change this:

  1. First start the Java Control Panel.

    From the command line run: ControlPanel (if not in PATH, you may have to run something like /usr/lib/jvm/jre1.7.0_51/bin/ControlPanel )

    Or, choose from the Dash like the screenshot below

    Java Control Panel

  2. In the Java Control Panel go to the Advanced Tab, expand Java Console and choose Show Console. Screenshot below:

    Set the Java Console On

  3. Now the console will pop up whenever you execute ANY Java Applet.

Fix INFO from this bug.


If you don't have the dash interface (for example if you use Kubuntu, Lubuntu, etc), an alternative method is:

1) Open Terminal and type:

update-alternatives --display java  

2) Change Directory to the last directory shown, for example:

cd /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-oracle/jre/bin/  

3) Type:



Now Icedtea has its own control panel, type :

% /usr/lib/jvm/[YOUR JAVA VERSION]/jre/bin/itweb-settings  

You can find your java version by typing ls /usr/lib/jvm/ and the folder should have the format of java-[VERSION]-openjdk-[ARCHITECTURE].

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