To verify the latest version of Java is correctly installed, go to java.com and click "Do I have Java?". The next page should show a button labeled, "Verify Java Version." Click that, and the browser may prompt to activate or enable the Java plug-in or add-on. Once Java is enabled, a gray box will pop up asking if you want to run the application called Java Detection. If the Java Detection applet fails to run, please use the Java help to configure Java before attempting to load USGS GloVis. It may be necessarily to uninstall all versions of Java and reinstall the current version of Java.
The highest stable version of each browser is recommended. The highest stable version of Java is recommended. Not all combinations of operating systems, browsers and plug-ins or add-ons have been tested.
As of May, 2015, USGS GloVis no longer supports Java versions older than Java 8.
As of May, 2014, USGS GloVis no longer supports Internet Explorer versions older than 9.0.
If problems occur, updating the browser may improve performance. Uninstalling all old versions of Java and installing the most recent version may resolve some errors. Below are the minimum recommended versions of common browsers and operating systems. The latest stable version is always preferred.
USGS GloVis has not been verified with Windows 10 but the site is reported to work in Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please go to java.com and click "Do I have Java?" to verify that the latest version of Java is installed correctly.
Java is also compatible with recent versions of Solaris and several varieties of Linux. Please see the "Help" section of java.com for more information.
Download Java for most operating systems and browsers from java.com. On that page, follow the Download link to get instructions for downloading and installing Java 8 or higher.
Mac users on Lion (64-bit), Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite should use the Software Update menu or go to java.com. (Does not apply to Chrome.)
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