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Java on my mac is not working - I deleted java 7 as one user suggested but can't find a java 6 to install as it's not available for mac on java website. HELP!

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I use several games that work with java and just recently, none of them work. When I try to search for java in the plug-in section of add-ons, it doesn't show up. When I try installing the update on the java page (numerous times), it still doesn't show up even after restarting firefox / rebooting computer. I tried uninstalling the Java 7 as recommended in one article but because I have a mac, a java 6 download isn't available from the java website. Please help me.

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You are thinking of Javascript which is separate from actual Java on your Mac.

JavaScript settings and preferences for interactive web pages

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I already enabled javascript and the pages still tell me I don't have the right plug-in and tell me to download Java.

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This doesn't help - I need a link for my mac!!

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I have a similar problem with Java. I regularly use a site that uses a Java applet. I tested my Java and it said it's working, but when I load the site, it says it's not working. Usually, a dialog comes up that asks me to allow the applet to run, but I don't even get that. I cannot figure out how to enable it for this site.

It works fine in Chrome. I prefer Firefox, but may have to switch.

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Hi johnb812

Can you post a link to that page if doesn't require authentication (log in) to access it?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

To avoid confusion: