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Should I remove the following EXTENSIONS: Java Console 6.0.20, Java Console 6.0.22, & Java Quick Starter 1.0 (version number doesn’t match currently installed Java Version 6, Update 23); if so, HOW?

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Does recommendation to remove outdated Java files apply to Extensions as well as to Plug-in files? If it does, which Extensions should I remove & how do I remove them? Does the Add-Ons Uninstall button get them out of my PC altogether, or will I need to do something else?

Seems I probably should remove Java Consoles 6.0.20 & 6.0.22, and keep Java Quick Starter 1.0 & Java Console 6.0.23, but I’d prefer to act on the knowledgeable advice if it’s available.

Does recommendation to remove outdated Java files apply to Extensions as well as to Plug-in files? If it does, which Extensions should I remove & how do I remove them? Does the Add-Ons Uninstall button get them out of my PC altogether, or will I need to do something else? Seems I probably should remove Java Consoles 6.0.20 & 6.0.22, and keep Java Quick Starter 1.0 & Java Console 6.0.23, but I’d prefer to act on the knowledgeable advice if it’s available.

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You can uninstall (remove) the Java Console extensions and disable the Java Quick Starter extension, you do not need them to run Java applets.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Multiple_Java_Console_extensions

Disable the Java Quick Starter extension: Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions

  • Control Panel -> Java -> Advanced tab -> Miscellaneous -> Java Quick Starter (disable)

See http://www.java.com/en/download/help/quickstarter.xml - What is Java Quick Starter (JQS)? What is the benefit of running JQS? - 6.0

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You can uninstall (remove) the Java Console extensions and disable the Java Quick Starter extension, you do not need them to run Java applets.

See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Multiple_Java_Console_extensions

Disable the Java Quick Starter extension: Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions

  • Control Panel -> Java -> Advanced tab -> Miscellaneous -> Java Quick Starter (disable)

See http://www.java.com/en/download/help/quickstarter.xml - What is Java Quick Starter (JQS)? What is the benefit of running JQS? - 6.0

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Thanks so much for your speedy, helpful reply & easy to follow instructions! Console extensions are now resting comfortably in Recycle Bin & Quick Starter has been disabled from Control Panel. kb.mozillazine was very enlightening for me - even though there is a wealth of useful info available, I never seem able to find it by myself. As a senior lady who just got her first PC 6 yrs. ago & who has only been using Firefox for 6 mo., I'm way behind the learning curve and truly appreciate help from those whose advanced knowledge I envy. Thank you, thank you!