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Java 7 refuses to work in browser

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I have Windows Vista and Firefox 18. I downloaded and have attempted to install the latest Java 7 download. Cannot get it to work period. I have installed, disabled, rebooted, deleted all old Java versions. Tried everything. Still does not work.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.5
  • Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.23
  • Version 3.10.2.10212
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.8.638
  • Google Update
  • Ipsos communication pipe plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • Picasa plugin
  • Unity Player 3.5.0f6
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • np-mswmp

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0

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philipp
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hello, in some instances firefox may not be able to detect that the java plugin is installed, because oracle made an error in registering the java plugin for mozilla-based browsers in version 7u10 & 7u11... this will apparently just be fixed with its next release.

http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=8005410

for different workarounds & troubleshooting steps in the meantime see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Windows_installation_issues