How to Ignore Outdated Plugins in Google Chrome / Chromium

Java plugin was blocked because it is outdated

Java plugin was blocked because it is outdated


When I try to access some website that requires some plugin, e.g. Java, Google Chrome / Chromium is always check whether the plugin is updated or outdated. We’re recommended to always update the plugins whenever it’s available.

But, in this case, I don’t want to update the Java plugin. So I decided to ignore that notification, by edit the launcher / shortcut of the Google Chrome / Chromium, and add this flag:

--allow-outdated-plugins

For example, I’m using Ubuntu and my launcher command for Google Chrome is:

/usr/bin/google-chrome

Then I’m adding the flag at the end of it, so it becomes like this:

/usr/bin/google-chrome --allow-outdated-plugins

If you’re using Windows, you can edit the shortcut so it become something like this:

chrome.exe --allow-outdated-plugins

That’s it. Restart your Google Chrome / Chromium.

Now, when you try to access the site again, the notification has become something like this:

Java plugin needs your permission to run

Java plugin needs your permission to run

You can choose between “Always run on this site” or “Run this time“.