People who use Java on their new Windows 8 operating system may face occasional issues that can be sorted out easily by making use of the Windows 8 support tips given below.
Windows Start screen and Java
Plug ins are not supported by the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system on its Start screen. Evidently, Java cannot be run on the Start screen of Windows 8. If the user wishes to run Java on a Windows 8 system, he would have to switch to the Desktop screen to do the same.
Java support in Windows 8
Java 7 Update 10 is officially supported by the Windows 8 operating system. The only catch here is that the program will not run on the Start screen of the operating system, but only on the Desktop screen. This necessitates the users switching from the Start screen to the Desktop screen whenever they want to use java on their windows 8 system.
Versions of Java on Java.com
Java versions are provided based on the browser and operating system of your computer. If your computer runs on the 64-bit version of Windows 8, you will be provided access to both the 32 and 64 bit versions of Internet Explorer 10.
Switching between the Start screen and the Desktop screen in Windows 8
The use of Java on your Windows 8 system necessitates switching between the Start screen and the Desktop screen on your computer. This can be done easily by following the tips given below.
- The Windows logo key on your keyboard can be pressed to toggle between both the Desktop and Start screens.
- The Desktop tile on the Start screen can be clicked on to make a switch from the Start screen to the Desktop screen.
- The mouse pointer can be moved to the far left bottom of the screen, to make a switch between the Desktop screen and the Start screen, and vice versa.
Accessing the Java Control Panel in Windows 8
You can follow the method given below to access the Java Control panel in Windows 8.
- Open the Search Charm and to go to the search settings, press the Windows logo key + W.
- Type Java Control Panel in the search box.
- To open, click on the icon that represents the Java Control Panel.
The above mentioned steps could be of assistance to you while using Java on your Windows 8 system. For any further assistance, you can get in touch with the Windows 8 support team.