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I'm running the latest edition of Firefox (2.0.0.3).

I have the latest edition of Java Console (6.0.01). But it never works, its always disallowed.

How do you get it to work?

If I go this page and select Java https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7 it takes me to here; http://www.java.com/en/download/ which is Version 5.0 Update 11

Help please.

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All the console does is provide diagnostic info to help figure out what's wrong with broken applets.

Enter about:plugins in the address bar, this will give you a list of the plugins present in Firefox. If the Java 6 plugin isn't listed, you just need to reinstall Java 6. Mozilla used to link to the Java developer's site where you could get the latest version, don't know why they changed. Anyway, it's here: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp . Maybe too many users were getting the JDK by mistake, end users just need the JRE.

I also don't know why Java.com is always so slow to offer the latest version. JRE 6 has been out for months! You'd think it would be ready for the general public after this long - I installed it back in December. I haven't gotten around to getting update 1 yet, though, thanks for reminding me.

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Not true. Many java sites don't work.

I don't have Java installed, and I honestly cant remember last time I saw a website that required Java, honestly.

Now when I think of it, the last time, I believe was some online virus scanning thing...

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This was all the stuff that came up for Java:

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjava13.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 JavaBeans Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjava14.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.6 Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.6 Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjava32.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 JavaBeans Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npoji610.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-vm Java Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjava11.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean JavaBeans Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjava12.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 JavaBeans Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 JavaBeans Yes

Java Platform SE 6 U1

File name: npjpi160_01.dll

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_01 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_01 Java Applet Yes

application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.6.0_01 JavaBeans Yes

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I tested it on the java site and it works. However, on some sites it doesn't. Like this for example; http://www.grindhousemovie.net/
Tried that link - it's a Flash video. Is Java trying to play that on your machine? No way that can work. I've heard of Quicktime trying to take over Flash content (which also doesn't work), never heard of that happening with Java, though.

Go to Tools > Options > Content > File Types - Manage. SWF and SPL should be set to "Open with Shockwave Flash".

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Shockwave Flash

File name: NPSWF32.dll

Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes

application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes

I checked it is as you said. SPL was set to shockwave flash. SWF was set to IE, so I changed it to shockwaave flash. It still doesn't work.

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Very strange. Flash movies were set to open in IE? That's messed up!

If Quicktime was trying to take over Flash content, I'd know exactly how to fix it, but this is a new one. Maybe re-installing Flash would help.

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Of what, all of firefox? But all the settings though....

ActiveX plugin conflict

If the Mozilla ActiveX plugin is installed and is either misconfigured or the wrong version for your browser it can interfere with Flash content. Exit the browser, then look for the file "npmozax.dll" in the installation directory plugins folder. If found, rename the file "Xnpmozax.dll" to disable the ActiveX plugin. If Flash content plays correctly afterwards, remove the ActiveX plugin if you don't need it or install the correct version for your browser. Check this article for details.

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