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O/s Win XP 64 bit - Java latest version installed but Firefox Nightly 64 bit will not recognise it after re-install 3 times & re-loading FireFox, IE does see it

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Although I had Java latest version installed and IE and Chrome recognise it, i can't get Firefox Nightly 64bit to see Java. Websites with Java functionality in Firefox report that i need to install Java.

I re-installed 3 times, I cleaned out older Java versions and did all other steps in Firefox help articles.

If I go to Firefox plugins page, its says the only plugin I have is Shockwave. If I select the Java option, it tells me to download and install Java - which I have done before several times.

I have shut down and re-opened Firefox many times to get it to see Java.

Java is installed to c:/Program Files(x86). Is Firefox looking for Java in c:/Program Files ??

The website in question is the nVidea driver download page at http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers, where the auto-detect correct driver function is a Java function. In the end I had to use IE to run the Java function.

Rgds Jonathan

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hello, for the 64bit nightly version you also need to install the 64bit version of the java plugin - when it's currently only present in c:/Program Files(x86)on your system, it indicates that you only have the 32bit version of the plugin. also download & run the 64bit windows installer: http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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hello, for the 64bit nightly version you also need to install the 64bit version of the java plugin - when it's currently only present in c:/Program Files(x86)on your system, it indicates that you only have the 32bit version of the plugin. also download & run the 64bit windows installer: http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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See also : Using the Java plugin with Firefox - Troubleshooting

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/JavaScript


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Thank you MadPerson, your solution gave me what was needed to get Java running correctly on Nightly 64bit - installing Java 64bit

Thank you also Alice for the info links which were also helpful.

Rgds Jonathan