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how do i make applets work in Firefox. Newer versions of firefox does not have applet support, but I would like to know workaround for the same

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We have application/website that uses applets; however since firefox has stopped supporting java we are doomed. Any help or workaround so that applets can run would be really helpful

We have application/website that uses applets; however since firefox has stopped supporting java we are doomed. Any help or workaround so that applets can run would be really helpful
FredMcD
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What's your computer system and Firefox version?

What applets are you talking about?


This may be your problem,

Firefox v52+ disables all plugins except for Flash Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work? {web link}

Install Older Version Of Firefox {web link} Be sure to read everything here.

If you still want to downgrade, look under; I still want to downgrade. Click the Directory of other versions and languages link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that old versions may have security issues.

You should also check out Firefox; Extended Support Release {web link} ESR Notes System Requirements

What's your computer system and Firefox version? What applets are you talking about? ----------------- This may be your problem, Firefox v52+ disables all plugins except for Flash [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/npapi-plugins Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work?] {web link} [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-older-version-of-firefox?cache=no Install Older Version Of Firefox] {web link} Be sure to read everything here. If you still want to downgrade, look under; '''I still want to downgrade. ''' Click the '''Directory of other versions and languages''' link. Look for the directory of the version that you want. But, remember that '''old versions may have security issues. ''' You should also check out [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/ Firefox; Extended Support Release] {web link} [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/notes/ ESR Notes] [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/system-requirements/ System Requirements]
jscher2000
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Most of your users probably still have Java installed on their computers. Oracle recommends migrating to the "Java Web Start" technology so that browsers can launch your applet (probably called something different now) using those external components.

See:

Most of your users probably still have Java installed on their computers. Oracle recommends migrating to the "Java Web Start" technology so that browsers can launch your applet (probably called something different now) using those external components. See: * https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/javaws/ * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_Web_Start
jscher2000
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Forgot this link:

Migrating Java Applets to Java Web Start Applications http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/applet_migration.html

Forgot this link: '''Migrating Java Applets to Java Web Start Applications''' http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jweb/applet_migration.html
cor-el
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It is actually support for applets that has been removed that causes the most problems.

A Java Web Start JNLP file is basically a XML file that the servers sends as application/x-java-jnlp-file and that is opened by the default application for this MIME type (Java Web Start). Java then handles everything on its own, but there is no longer embedding in a browser possible like a plugin offers.

It is actually support for applets that has been removed that causes the most problems. *https://www.fxsitecompat.com/en-CA/docs/2016/applet-support-will-be-removed/ *Bug 1279218 - Remove <applet> element (please do not comment in bug reports) A Java Web Start JNLP file is basically a XML file that the servers sends as application/x-java-jnlp-file and that is opened by the default application for this MIME type (Java Web Start). Java then handles everything on its own, but there is no longer embedding in a browser possible like a plugin offers.