Test your browser

Here you can test your browser regarding technologies/plugins like Java, Silverlight or Flash.

 


Java

If you can see an image "Java works" Java is enabled in your browser.


Java is mostly used for browser games and some applications like LibreOffice. Regarding browsing the web Java is not very important and most of the users can deactivate it.

Flash

If you can see a video showing "Flash works" Flash is enabled in your browser and ready to use.


Flash is mostly used for browser games and online streams, but it becomes more and more unimportant since HTML5 can handle most of the use cases of Flash like Video (Youtube), games or animations. As today Flash is still widely used.

Silverlight

If you can see a picture showing "Silverlight works" Silverlight is installed on your system and ready to use..


Silverlight is an unimportant technique from Microsoft, the most famous website where you need Silverlight is Amazon Prime Instant Video. If you don't use VoD platforms you can easily remove Silverlight from your system..

HTML 5 Video

If you can see a video showing "HTML 5 works" your browser understands HTML 5 and you are ready for modern websites.

 


HTML 5 is the new web standard. If your browser does not support HTML5 it is way too old. You should definitely update your browser if both HTML 5 Video and Audio do not work. HTML 5 will become more and more important.

HTML 5 Audio

If you can hear music playing or just the controls of an music player your browser understands HTML 5 and you are ready for modern websites.

 


HTML 5 is the new web standard. If your browser does not support HTML5 it is way too old. You should definitely update your browser if both HTML 5 Video and Audio do not work. HTML 5 will become more and more important.

JavaScript

If you can see the actual time below your browser supports JavaScript and it is enabled.

 


JavaScript ist not very important today but you'll need it for some sites/applications.