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Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

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Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

I don't care for firefox updates, trying to be bigger and better than the competition, I get it. However, each update is 100% incompatible with Java and in case the individuals who collaborate and makes such updates are unaware, the entire world wide web uses Java. Why would anyone want to use firefox when they can't even use the internet?

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

JavaScript is not Java as said and JavaScript is a part of Firefox so nothing to update.

As for Flash go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ to see if it detects it and if you have the current version.


The https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ is current while the https://www-trunk.stage.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ suggested in above post is not up to date on flash plugin.

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

Firefox 6 is compatible with Java. Your Java Console extentions may have been disabled. Read the following.

You can test Java here: https://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp

Java Console
Unless you do Java programming/development or debug Java applets on web pages, you do not need Java Console. Java update will install a new Java Console with each update. Removing the Java Console extensions has no effect on the functioning of Java for web browsing. You can see, but not remove, the Java Console extensions in Add-ons > Extensions. Java Console extensions can be safely removed manually by following the instructions in this article:


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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

My Firefox

Link and photo: Please explain how to re-enable that...

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

JavaScript maybe but the Java plugin is not really needed to browse the internet so most people may not even have it.

The Java console extensions was installed by Java and is not really needed unless you are doing Java development or such and if you are not then you might as well remove it versus trying to enable it and it not get used ever.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Javascript_is_not_Java

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

Hmm... ok, so how can I not view youtube, facebook, comcast, etc. Am I doing something wrong or is my internet just blonde as well? Once the update for firefox occured, I was unable to enter use a lot of these sites.

P.S.

Thanks for helping, I'm just super ticked about the situation.

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

Java has nothing to do with Youtube. JavaScript (not Java) may format the page, but it is Adobe Flash (aka "Shockwave Flash" in Add-ons > Plugins) that displays the videos. I know nothing about Facebook; do not use it and no interest in it. Do not know what Comcast's use for Java might be.

Are you a Java programmer or developer? Yes or No

Do you debug Java applets on web pages? Yes or No

If both of the above are "No", you have no need for Java Console.

Did you go to the Java test page in my original reply? Yes or No

What was the result there?

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

The test page said it was functioning correctly, so I do appreciate that. So I should try updating Javascript and Adobe Flash?

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

Sorry, I was editing/adding to my reply when you posted.

You have a fairly current version of Adobe Flash; the last digit does not show in the version number. You can check your plugins and install the latest if you need it

If you are getting error messages on Youtube, or Facebook , or Comcast, post the entire error message.


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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

JavaScript is not Java as said and JavaScript is a part of Firefox so nothing to update.

As for Flash go to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ to see if it detects it and if you have the current version.


The https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ is current while the https://www-trunk.stage.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ suggested in above post is not up to date on flash plugin.

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Re: Each firefox update is not compatible with latest version of Java (which 90% of the internet uses), how can this be fixed NOW so I can use firefox?

James:

  1. JavaScript is not a part of Firefox, but Firefox and other applications have built-in support for JavaScript
  2. I posted the information for updating Flash, if needed by the user
  3. You might benefit from reading the following:

James, let's not confuse the issue with posting the same things.