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i cant load sites which requires java support. could you suggest me any similar add-on ?

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i need an add on similar to java

i need an add on similar to java
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Wesley Branton
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Java is a plugin, not an add-on. There is no alternative add-on to replace Java. Most websites have already ditched Java, since it was dumped from Internet browsers years ago.

The only real option here is to use an older version of Firefox that is lower than version 52. However, this is not advisable because running old versions of Firefox leaves you vulnerable to tons of security and privacy holes.

Firefox no longer supports NPAPI plugins because of the significant security and performance threats that they present. For more information, please read Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work?

Java is a plugin, not an add-on. There is no alternative add-on to replace Java. Most websites have already ditched Java, since it was dumped from Internet browsers years ago. The only real option here is to use an older version of Firefox that is lower than version 52. However, this is not advisable because running old versions of Firefox leaves you vulnerable to tons of security and privacy holes. Firefox no longer supports NPAPI plugins because of the significant security and performance threats that they present. For more information, please read [[Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work?]]
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James
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Actually the NPAPI Plugins like Java Plugin from Oracle are a Addon. The general term Addons just groups together the separate Extensions, Plugins, Themes (image and color), search engines, dictionaries and language packs.

The only NPAPI Plugin allowed to run in Firefox now ever since the Firefox 52.0 Release is the Flash Player Plugin from Adobe.

The old EOL Firefox 52 ESR (52.9.0esr) was the last to still allow other NPAPI Plugins to run besides Flash Player, however Windows users needed the 32-bit version.

Chromium, Chrome, and Opera dropped support of NPAPI Plugins back in September 2015.

The only current web browser that still allows the Java Plugin from Oracle to run is Internet Explorer or IE.

Actually the NPAPI Plugins like Java Plugin from Oracle are a Addon. The general term Addons just groups together the separate Extensions, Plugins, Themes (image and color), search engines, dictionaries and language packs. The only NPAPI Plugin allowed to run in Firefox now ever since the Firefox 52.0 Release is the Flash Player Plugin from Adobe. The old EOL Firefox 52 ESR (52.9.0esr) was the last to still allow other NPAPI Plugins to run besides Flash Player, however Windows users needed the 32-bit version. Chromium, Chrome, and Opera dropped support of NPAPI Plugins back in September 2015. The only current web browser that still allows the Java Plugin from Oracle to run is Internet Explorer or IE.
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Even Oracle is in process of discontinuing their ever vulnerable Plugin as Java 9 and later versions does not have the NPAPI Plugin, only Java 8 LTS.

Are you sure the sites even needs the NPAPI Java Plugin from Oracle for something or are you confusing JavaScript with Java ?

http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript_is_not_Java

Even Oracle is in process of discontinuing their ever vulnerable Plugin as Java 9 and later versions does not have the NPAPI Plugin, only Java 8 LTS. Are you sure the sites even needs the NPAPI Java Plugin from Oracle for something or are you confusing JavaScript with Java ? http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript_is_not_Java

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cor-el
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Are you sure you mean Java (external) and not JavaScript (builtin)?

Firefox 52 was the last browser that supported Java, all other browser stopped supporting Java much longer ago.

Can you post a link to a publicly accessible page (i.e. no authentication or signing on required)?

Can you attach a screenshot?

Are you sure you mean Java (external) and not JavaScript (builtin)? Firefox 52 was the last browser that supported Java, all other browser stopped supporting Java much longer ago. Can you post a link to a publicly accessible page (i.e. no authentication or signing on required)? Can you attach a screenshot? *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-create-screenshot-my-problem *use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
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Thanks for your response.

Yes i know all that but my question remains. If a website needs java support what should i do (using Firefox) ? Could you suggest me something similar ?

About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now.

Thanks for your response. Yes i know all that but my question remains. If a website needs java support what should i do (using Firefox) ? Could you suggest me something similar ? About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now.
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Wesley Branton
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If a website needs java support what should i do (using Firefox) ? Could you suggest me something similar ?

The only real option is to run an older version of Firefox. There are risks to that, so you shouldn't do it unless you really need to.

About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now.

Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari are among the list of browsers that discontinued support for NPAPI plugins. Not every browser made the change on the same schedule, so that could be why you are only having issues recently.

<blockquote>If a website needs java support what should i do (using Firefox) ? Could you suggest me something similar ?</blockquote> The only real option is to run an older version of Firefox. There are risks to that, so you shouldn't do it unless you really need to. <blockquote>About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now. </blockquote> Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari are among the list of browsers that discontinued support for NPAPI plugins. Not every browser made the change on the same schedule, so that could be why you are only having issues recently.
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cor-el
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If current Google Chrome work with the website then it can't be Java. Google Chrome stopped supporting Java via its PPAPI plugin years ago.

So can you please attach a screenshot that shows an error message about this issue?

If current Google Chrome work with the website then it can't be Java. Google Chrome stopped supporting Java via its PPAPI plugin years ago. So can you please attach a screenshot that shows an error message about this issue?
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luke_pep_ said

About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now.

Unless you are using a rather old version of Chrome I doubt you were using the Java Plugin from Oracle in Chrome as I mentioned Chrome, Chromium and Opera completely dropped support of the NPAPI Plugins (which includes Java) back in Sept 2015.

https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml

''luke_pep_ [[#answer-1222087|said]]'' <blockquote> About Google Chrome you mentioned i didnt have problems running pages which need java support, until now. </blockquote> Unless you are using a rather old version of Chrome I doubt you were using the Java Plugin from Oracle in Chrome as I mentioned Chrome, Chromium and Opera completely dropped support of the NPAPI Plugins (which includes Java) back in Sept 2015. https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml
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luke_pep_ said

Please list all of your Active and Inactive Extensions. I suspect it could be a JavaScript On/Off Extension or some other one, like an Ad Blocker.


~Pj

''luke_pep_ [[#answer-1222087|said]]'' <blockquote> </blockquote> Please list all of your Active and Inactive Extensions. I suspect it could be a JavaScript On/Off Extension or some other one, like an Ad Blocker. ~Pj
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