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desertman
 
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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 2:29 pm

Firefox 26 for OS X apparently blocks Java now permanently - without possibility to activate it. See these pictures:

https://fotos.gmx.net/ui/external/NU4MG ... 4Bm4A08601

On the left is Safari 6.1.1 (with Java working after getting permission), on the right is Firefox 26 (claiming that there is no Java installed). Both show the same website and exactly the same is happening on all websites that require Java. Another example are websites with VoIP tests (i. e. http://voiptest.8x8.com/).

As you can see in the pictures the latest version of Java for OS X (Java 7 Update 45) is installed and enabled.

Is this a bug or is there a way to get Java working in Firefox 26 for OS X?
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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 3:43 pm

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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 3:54 pm

Alice wrote:Does this help?

No, it doesn't. There is no "Activate Java" message. As I wrote before there is no option to activate Java in Firefox 26 for OS X - Firefox simply claims there would be no Java installed at all. I know this "Activate Java" message because it comes up in Safari - just not in Firefox.
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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 4:46 pm

Works for me with default settings. Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/wcDdvaP.png

The control panel is pretty confusing. Maybe you have something set wrong. I guess you could uninstall and reinstall so that you get back to default settings. I shut off all applications before installing, I assume it prompts you to shut everything down.

I don't need Java for browsing, so I disabled it after installing and doing that screenshot. I don't want the extra security risk.

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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 5:36 pm

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/26.0/releasenotes/
As of Firefox 26.0 all Java plug-ins are defaulted to 'click to play'.

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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 6:33 pm

James wrote:As of Firefox 26.0 all Java plug-ins are defaulted to 'click to play'.

Yes, and this "Click to Play" does not get presented to me. Please look at the pictures, they make this pretty clear. Firefox claims that there is no Java installed at all.
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Post Posted December 21st, 2013, 9:37 pm

What does the Plugins section of the Add-on Manager say about that? Is Java listed at all in there?

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2013, 12:05 am

Yes, check the Firefox (Tools) Add-ons -> Plugins list to make sure the Java Applet plugin is listed and that it's set to "Always Activate" or "Ask to Activate".
If the Java plugin isn't listed, see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2013, 7:44 am

Alice wrote:Yes, check the Firefox (Tools) If the Java plugin isn't listed, see ...

Thanks, here I found the solution. For whatever reason Firefox on my computer was set to open in 32-bit mode - then the Java plugin does not work. As soon as I put this back to normal (= 64-bit mode) Java worked again.

Thanks again. desertman
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2013, 10:10 am

You're welcome.
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