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[Firefox 26] I think this article should include a link to other solutions relating to java

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  1. RootsofUnity 0 posts
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    Hello! I decided to register as a contributor specifically to help with this article.

    I believe this link should be included in a "this didn't work try this" section for this article http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed

    However, as I'm new and haven't edited anything before, I thought I'd create a thread making sure this inclusion was ok.

    here's the steps of how I came to find the correct answer:

    0. I was setting up an account for the community college I was recently admitted to. Their own system ran a test to see if java was installed (as it's apparently needed, what year is this?) I find this article by going to the firefox button > help > help;

    using the page's built in search box (top right) search 'java in firefox 26' (as i've heard something about it being disabled)

    this help article is the first result I click on it and follow the steps, and notice i'm not even getting the click-to-play notice (using java.com's Do I have java? link

    1. I search google with: how to enable java in firefox 26

    get a bunch of non-related stuff about enabling javascript

    so change the query to: how to enable java in firefox 26 -javascript

    and find this helpful thread as the first result link

    2. Alice over on mozillazine linked to the page detailing 'java in firefox 26' I was originally trying to find. link

    3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history!

    3 I mixed up my documents (I fixed this for both my 32-bit netbook and 64-bit PC). (I keep a log of my troubleshooting adventures.) My actual solution was to download 32-bit java for 32-bit firefox on my 64-bit PC. The kb article at mozillazine could also be updated a bit to reflect that; as I had previously downloaded 64-bit java for my 64-bit PC for indie games. Of course 32-bit firefox wouldn't use 64-bit java!

    So with all that being said; Would it be fine to put a link to that specific heading over at mozillazine? or is there some wiki rivalry I don't know about. And why does mozillazine's wiki/forum system seem to be so separate from the rest of the support system? Are the two even related? And why is this font so beautiful?!

    Cheers!

    ~RootsofUnity

    Hello! I decided to register as a contributor specifically to help with this article. I believe this link should be included in a "this didn't work try this" section for this article http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed However, as I'm new and haven't edited anything before, I thought I'd create a thread making sure this inclusion was ok. here's the steps of how I came to find the correct answer: 0. I was setting up an account for the community college I was recently admitted to. Their own system ran a test to see if java was installed (as it's apparently needed, what year is this?) I find this article by going to the firefox button > help > help; using the page's built in search box (top right) search 'java in firefox 26' (as i've heard something about it being disabled) this help article is the first result I click on it and follow the steps, and notice i'm not even getting the click-to-play notice (using java.com's Do I have java? [http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp link] 1. I search google with: how to enable java in firefox 26 get a bunch of non-related stuff about enabling javascript so change the query to: how to enable java in firefox 26 -javascript and find this helpful thread as the first result [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2785961 link] 2. Alice over on mozillazine linked to the page detailing 'java in firefox 26' I was originally trying to find. [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed link] <del>3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history!</del> 3 I mixed up my documents (I fixed this for both my 32-bit netbook and 64-bit PC). (I keep a log of my troubleshooting adventures.) My actual solution was to download 32-bit java for 32-bit firefox on my 64-bit PC. The kb article at mozillazine could also be updated a bit to reflect that; as I had previously downloaded 64-bit java for my 64-bit PC for indie games. Of course 32-bit firefox wouldn't use 64-bit java! So with all that being said; Would it be fine to put a link to that specific [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed heading] over at mozillazine? or is there some wiki rivalry I don't know about. And why does mozillazine's wiki/forum system seem to be so separate from the rest of the support system? Are the two even related? And why is this font so beautiful?! Cheers! ~RootsofUnity
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  2. AliceWyman 5189 posts
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    RootsofUnity said

    I believe this link should be included in a "this didn't work try this" section for this article 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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    so change the query to: how to enable java in firefox 26 -javascript and find this helpful thread as the first result link

    2. Alice over on mozillazine linked to the page detailing 'java in firefox 26' I was originally trying to find. link 3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history! So with all that being said; Would it be fine to put a link to that specific heading over at mozillazine? or is there some wiki rivalry I don't know about. And why does mozillazine's wiki/forum system seem to be so separate from the rest of the support system? Are the two even related? And why is this font so beautiful?! Cheers! ~RootsofUnity

    I'm the same Alice who posted a reply in this MozillaZine forum thread (I also worked on MozillaZine's Java KB article) . Many of the original SUMO (SUpport.MOzilla) articles were based on those from the MozillaZine KB. For some background, see http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=619401

    Anyway, I agree that the content included in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed should be added to a SUMO KB article on Java issues but I think it belongs under the "Troubleshooting" section of the Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites article.

    We should also add a link to the Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites article in this article, probably in the Intro, for users who need more help with Java.

    I'll see if I can get to it when I have the time. You (or anyone else) could also try making the revision if you feel up to it.

    ''RootsofUnity [[#post-9178|said]]'' <blockquote> I believe this link should be included in a "this didn't work try this" section for this article http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed <br> <snip> <br> so change the query to: how to enable java in firefox 26 -javascript and find this helpful thread as the first result [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2785961 link] <br><br> 2. Alice over on mozillazine linked to the page detailing 'java in firefox 26' I was originally trying to find. [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed link] 3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history! So with all that being said; Would it be fine to put a link to that specific [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed heading] over at mozillazine? or is there some wiki rivalry I don't know about. And why does mozillazine's wiki/forum system seem to be so separate from the rest of the support system? Are the two even related? And why is this font so beautiful?! Cheers! ~RootsofUnity </blockquote> I'm the same Alice who posted a reply in [http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=2785961 this MozillaZine forum thread] (I also worked on [http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java MozillaZine's Java KB article]) . Many of the original SUMO (SUpport.MOzilla) articles were based on those from the MozillaZine KB. For some background, see http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=619401 Anyway, I agree that the content included in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed should be added to a SUMO KB article on Java issues but I think it belongs under the "Troubleshooting" section of the [[Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites]] article. We should also add a link to the [[Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites]] article in this article, probably in the Intro, for users who need more help with Java. I'll see if I can get to it when I have the time. You (or anyone else) could also try making the revision if you feel up to it.
  3. AliceWyman 5189 posts
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    RootsofUnity said

    3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history!

    3 I mixed up my documents (I fixed this for both my 32-bit netbook and 64-bit PC). (I keep a log of my troubleshooting adventures.) My actual solution was to download 32-bit java for 32-bit firefox on my 64-bit PC. The kb article at mozillazine could also be updated a bit to reflect that; as I had previously downloaded 64-bit java for my 64-bit PC for indie games. Of course 32-bit firefox wouldn't use 64-bit java!

    I've updated http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed to add the following:


    I've also added a thread to the Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites article discussion:

    Thanks for posting this and for updating the information.

    ''RootsofUnity [[#post-9178|said]]'' <blockquote> <del>3. I enable through java's control panel 'java for mozilla browsers' and the rest is history!</del> <br><br> 3 I mixed up my documents (I fixed this for both my 32-bit netbook and 64-bit PC). (I keep a log of my troubleshooting adventures.) My actual solution was to download 32-bit java for 32-bit firefox on my 64-bit PC. The kb article at mozillazine could also be updated a bit to reflect that; as I had previously downloaded 64-bit java for my 64-bit PC for indie games. Of course 32-bit firefox wouldn't use 64-bit java! </blockquote> I've updated http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#If_the_Java_plugin_does_not_appear_in_the_Add-ons_Manager_even_though_Java_is_installed to add the following: *'''On 64-bit Windows''', if you only have the 64-bit version of Java installed, the Java plugin will not be available since current Firefox and SeaMonkey releases are 32-bit browsers. You'll need to install the 32-bit Java version ([[#On Windows|see below]]). [http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_win64bit.xml] ----- I've also added a thread to the [[Use the Java plugin to view interactive content on websites]] article discussion: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/use-java-plugin-to-view-interactive-content/discuss/5173 ''Add "Java is installed but the plugin is missing from the Add-ons Manager" section'' Thanks for posting this and for updating the information.
  4. RootsofUnity 0 posts
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    Thanks for keeping me posted Alice!

    I'll eventually get around to making some minor edits of my own (once I figure out wikitext and whatnot :P )

    I agree that a link should be included in the beginning of how to enable java if its been blocked article that points to the general overview of java here on SUMO (use the java plugin to view interactive content)

    I appreciate the links regarding copyright between mozillazine and SUMO. I noticed that SUMO's article on java is attributed the way mozillazine wants. And this further backs up putting in a link to 'use the java plugin to view interactive content' in the beginning of this article. (as the attribution side of the problem is already taken care of)

    I'll probably get around to submitting an edit in the next few days.

    Thanks for keeping me posted Alice! I'll eventually get around to making some minor edits of my own (once I figure out wikitext and whatnot :P ) I agree that a link should be included in the beginning of [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-enable-java-if-its-been-blocked how to enable java if its been blocked] article that points to the general overview of java here on SUMO ([https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-java-plugin-to-view-interactive-content use the java plugin to view interactive content]) I appreciate the links regarding copyright between mozillazine and SUMO. I noticed that SUMO's article on java is attributed the way mozillazine wants. And this further backs up putting in a link to 'use the java plugin to view interactive content' in the beginning of this article. (as the attribution side of the problem is already taken care of) I'll probably get around to submitting an edit in the next few days.
  5. AliceWyman 5189 posts
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    RootsofUnity said

    I'll probably get around to submitting an edit in the next few days.

    That would be great. Only thing, when you're ready to make an edit, check the article History to see what other revisions may be pending. Those would need to be reviewed or incorporated into any new edit.

    Thanks again.

    ''RootsofUnity [[#post-9185|said]]'' <blockquote> I'll probably get around to submitting an edit in the next few days. </blockquote> That would be great. Only thing, when you're ready to make an edit, check the article History to see what other revisions may be pending. Those would need to be reviewed or incorporated into any new edit. Thanks again.
  6. RootsofUnity 0 posts
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    I really appreciate you updating all those articles; and for including that link at the top of the article.

    I'm going to learn wikitext in my freetime; thanks to this little experience. :)

    I really appreciate you updating all those articles; and for including that link at the top of the article. I'm going to learn wikitext in my freetime; thanks to this little experience. :)