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I DON'T UNDERSTAND PLUG INS THAT MUCH BUT WHEN I CHECK TO SEE IF THEY ARE UP TO DATE I GET A JAVA AND QUICK TIME THAT NEED TO BE DOWNLOADED, HOWEVER WHEN I CLICK ON IT TO DOWNLOAD IT DOESN'T IT JUST TAKES ME TO AN APPLE PAGE LIKE THE STORE FOR INSTANCE, DOES THIS MEAN I NEED TO PURCHASE THESE DOWNLOADS AND UPDATES ARE NOT AUTOMATIC?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND PLUG INS THAT MUCH BUT WHEN I CHECK TO SEE IF THEY ARE UP TO DATE I GET A JAVA AND QUICK TIME THAT NEED TO BE DOWNLOADED, HOWEVER WHEN I CLICK ON IT TO DOWNLOAD IT DOESN'T IT JUST TAKES ME TO AN APPLE PAGE LIKE THE STORE FOR INSTANCE, DOES THIS MEAN I NEED TO PURCHASE THESE DOWNLOADS AND UPDATES ARE NOT AUTOMATIC?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.03
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6

Application

  • Firefox 21.0
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
  • Support URL: http://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/21.0/Darwin/en-US/

Extensions

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Javascript

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Graphics

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  • numAcceleratedWindows: 1
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  • webglRenderer: Intel Inc. -- Intel GMA X3100 OpenGL Engine
  • windowLayerManagerType: OpenGL

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Misc

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kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

I think you just download the file from there. You can also check plugins from the Mozilla Plugin Check site.

I think you just download the file from there. You can also check plugins from the [http://mozilla.com/plugincheck Mozilla Plugin Check site].

Question owner

THAT IS WHERE I FOUND I HAVE THE TWO INSTALLS AND THEN WHEN I CLICK TO DOWNLOAD I GET A PAGE BUT NOT THE DOWNLOAD...SO CONFUSING

THAT IS WHERE I FOUND I HAVE THE TWO INSTALLS AND THEN WHEN I CLICK TO DOWNLOAD I GET A PAGE BUT NOT THE DOWNLOAD...SO CONFUSING
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

Can you give me the link that opened (that was supposed to be a download).

Can you give me the link that opened (that was supposed to be a download).

Helpful Reply

ok, here are the snapshots i do the plugin status, then i click on quick time which takes me to the next snapshot and i have no idea what to do; finally when i clicked on the java download i got the java download screen but when i click on download it just keeps taking me around the same screens and circles again. thank you for helping

ok, here are the snapshots i do the plugin status, then i click on quick time which takes me to the next snapshot and i have no idea what to do; finally when i clicked on the java download i got the java download screen but when i click on download it just keeps taking me around the same screens and circles again. thank you for helping
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers
How to update Java * http://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_java_update.xml How to update quicktime * http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1338

Question owner

THANK YOU...NOW I HATE TO TELL YA, I DO NOT SEE JAVA WHERE IT SAID TO GO AND I DID DO AN UPDATE OF FIREFOX BUT THE QUICKTIME STILL APPEARS IN THE PLUGINS AS NEEDING TO BE UPDATED AND YES I RESTARTED THE COMPUTER AFTER THE UPDATE. (SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS I'M NOT YELLING, I DON'T SEE WELL AND ITS EASIER FOR ME)

THANK YOU...NOW I HATE TO TELL YA, I DO NOT SEE JAVA WHERE IT SAID TO GO AND I DID DO AN UPDATE OF FIREFOX BUT THE QUICKTIME STILL APPEARS IN THE PLUGINS AS NEEDING TO BE UPDATED AND YES I RESTARTED THE COMPUTER AFTER THE UPDATE. (SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS I'M NOT YELLING, I DON'T SEE WELL AND ITS EASIER FOR ME)

Question owner

i found the java in my downloads folder and it is complete on the install but still keeps appearing when i go to plugins as not being uptodate

i found the java in my downloads folder and it is complete on the install but still keeps appearing when i go to plugins as not being uptodate
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

If you cant see well you can always hit

  • The CMD and + buttons to zoom in.
If you cant see well you can always hit * The CMD and + buttons to zoom in.

Question owner

did the system java test to see if it was working and it is. then in the quick time info it refers to APPLE SUPPORT in blue letters and i clicked on it and found the download and it is doing so now. I THINK I'M GOOD ON THE ISSUE AND APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND DIRECTIONS. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

did the system java test to see if it was working and it is. then in the quick time info it refers to APPLE SUPPORT in blue letters and i clicked on it and found the download and it is doing so now. I THINK I'M GOOD ON THE ISSUE AND APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND DIRECTIONS. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

For java you may have to close Firefox then open it again.

For java you may have to close Firefox then open it again.

Question owner

I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP WITH...I HAVE A LIST OF THE PLUGINS BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I TRULY NEED ALL OF THEM CAN YOU TELL ME?

I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP WITH...I HAVE A LIST OF THE PLUGINS BUT I DON'T KNOW IF I TRULY NEED ALL OF THEM CAN YOU TELL ME?
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

The fourm software detects these

  • Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.03
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6

And all of them you may need at some point, the only time i reccomend disabling a plugin is if it causes a problem that makes your system or firefox crash.

The fourm software detects these * Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700 * Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-in for Web Browsers, Version 11.0.03 * The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. * The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser. * Office Live Update v1.0 * The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime. * iPhoto6 And all of them you may need at some point, the only time i reccomend disabling a plugin is if it causes a problem that makes your system or firefox crash.

Question owner

Thank you. Also I shutdown computer and restarted and did the check for plug-ins and it is still showing java and QT as out of date and vunerable. what do you suggest?

Thank you. Also I shutdown computer and restarted and did the check for plug-ins and it is still showing java and QT as out of date and vunerable. what do you suggest?

Question owner

also the only reason i got into all of this in the first place is my computer has the multi color spinner and locks up on me until it decides to start working and someone suggested i check my plugins. i have a new harddrive that when the computer is working it is fast and great. i replaced the harddrive because of the spinner wheel and lock ups but obviously it hasn't helped. do i need to take the mac to the apple store?

also the only reason i got into all of this in the first place is my computer has the multi color spinner and locks up on me until it decides to start working and someone suggested i check my plugins. i have a new harddrive that when the computer is working it is fast and great. i replaced the harddrive because of the spinner wheel and lock ups but obviously it hasn't helped. do i need to take the mac to the apple store?

Question owner

btw, i have the spinner thing in both firefox and safari.

btw, i have the spinner thing in both firefox and safari.
kobe 441 solutions 5048 answers

Chosen Solution

Try to disable hardware acceleration * [[Troubleshoot extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems]] * [[Upgrade your graphics drivers to use hardware acceleration and WebGL]] * [[Firefox uses too many CPU resources - How to fix]] You can also try to dust out your computer (every 3 months) to have optimal peformance.

Modified by kobe