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Java is not working

I have tried reinstalling the Java Plugin for Firefox over and over and over again, but it says that I still need to install it when I go to a website that requires it. I made sure that the plugins page for Firefox says that it is enabled (which it is). Java works fine in IE for me, and Chrome. Firefox is the only browser where Java is not working.

Please help me, or I will be switching to a different browser. Thank you.

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All Star Contributor

Re: Java is not working

Support Forum Moderator

Re: Java is not working

Which version of Java do you have installed for IE and Chrome?

New Contributor

Re: Java is not working

The newest one, Java Version 7 Update 7.

I uninstalled the newest version and downgraded to the previous version 6 update 35 (or whatever). It works in Firefox with the previous version , but not version 7.

Support Forum Moderator

Re: Java is not working

Java Version 7 update 7 should have been working, the update 6 and prior were blocked last week due to published vulnerabilities.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/blocked/p138

New Contributor

Re: Java is not working

"Should have been working" does not help me. I KNOW it's not working. That is why I'm asking you.

And Java Version 6 is not blocked, because that is what I am using right now with Firefox, and it's working fine. It is Java 7 that is giving me trouble.

Please actually answer my questions. Thank you.

New Contributor

Re: Java is not working

Please, can anyone help me with this? I have tried all the steps in http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java, including putting the np*.dll files into the plugins folder of Firefox, and nothing worked.

Putting the np*.dll files into the plugins folder seemed to work at first, since Firefox was actually able to detect that I had the Java 7 plugin installed. However, once I tried going to a page with Java, Firefox crashed every time.

All I see when I open the plugin page is Java Deployment Toolkit 7.0.70.10 10.7.2.10. I don't see the plugin at all. Please help.

Legendary Contributor

Re: Java is not working

Hi snowfi6916

try to Re-initializing the plugins database

if the above does not solve the issue try to uninstall Java and delete the registry entries if the uninstaller fails to delete the registry entries, then try to reinstall one more time the plugin.


thank you

New Contributor

Re: Java is not working

I'll try re-initializing the database. It's the only thing I haven't tried yet, since I've already uninstalled and reinstalled a million times, and deleted the registry keys.

I don't have my computer with me right now, but I'll let you know if it worked when I get home.

New Contributor

Re: Java is not working

Re-initializing the plugin database didn't work. It still doesn't detect my Java plugin. Any other ideas?