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How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

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How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

I am using Windows XP with Firefox 20. The Mozilla support pages say to click the red plugin button to change plugin settings. I have never seen this button appear on Firefox! When I try to follow Mozilla support instructions, I have to keep opening up more and more windows. This is so confusing that I don't want to make changes that might make things worse. Isn't there a simple way to make this magic red plugin button to be on my address bar?

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Site Moderator

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

What article are you referring to? Sometimes articles may not be up to date since you are using the beta version.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

You get the orange Firefox menu button if the menu bar is hidden.

See:

New User

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

Okay, I see the orange Firefox @ the top, but I still don't see the red plugin button. I went through the options but didn't see anything that can help me. I wanted the red plugin button to be able to choose which sites I want authorized to use Java on. Now what do I do?

Site Moderator

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

The red plugin button will only appear if you visit a site that calls a plugin that is blocked using Click to Play, it doesn't show up otherwise.

New User

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

I just went to asobrain.com and tried to load the Java game room. Nothing is different. No red plugin button,

    arrow shows up saying click here to load,
          nothing happens when I click it.

I appreciate any help, but so far nothing suggested has helped.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

There may be more applets running on the page, so best is to check if there is an icon on the left hand side of the location bar and click that icon to enable a blocked plugin.

New User

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

No, there is just the big arrow & a gra(e)yed out "this website does not supply identity information." I really have only seen that reg plugin button except for on the mozilla support page. It has never appeared when I have been @ relatives' or friends' houses.

New User

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

"Location bar" was a new term to me so I had to look it up. I'd only heard it called the "address bar."

New User

Re: How do I get Firefox's "red plugin button" to appear?

Exactly! Why can't they answer the question?