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Java Applet browser problem

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#1 shawnvw


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Posted 08 June 2005 - 01:03 AM

I visited both of these Java test websites with both of my browsers, IE 6 and Firefox 1.0.4.


Both tell me the same thing: that both of my browsers can run JavaScript, but that neither can run Java applets. And as far as I can tell, both browsers are configured to do so -- that is, the settings in the Preferences dialogs are set to use it, but Java applets just aren't running.

I believe I'm using Java 1.4.2.

How can I fix this?

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 05:26 AM

Well in Firefox 1.0.3 the settings are under Tools>Options>Web Features where there is an Enable Java and Enable JavaScript tick box. But I get the feeling you already know that?

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 01:45 AM

Yes, that's what I meant when I said I had it configured. Sorry if I wasn't clear. Those boxes are both checked, and I'm still having the problem.

I also upgraded to the newest version of Java.

Finally, sent Sun an e-mail, now I'm waiting.

---UPDATE ---

Meanwhile, I learned about this thread:


To summarize, the upshot is that this other guy was able to fix the same problem by reinstalling MSVJM and having it in the background, despite the fact that Sun Java is supposed to be used as a replacement. If I am to try this, I need someone to answer a few questions:

1) Where can I download MSVJM?

2) The other guy was using Win98, and I'm using WinXP SP2. Would that make a difference? Did my computer really have MSVJM at some point?


Edited by shawnvw, 09 June 2005 - 12:20 PM.

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