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.
Hello mandolin_summer, Java 7 update 11 is vulnerable, so in firefox is blocked for your protection, see : Java Plugin 7 update 11 and lower (click-to-play), Windows has been blocked for your protection
see reviews for the vulnerability :
if you like read all the discussion : SUMO community discussions - Another Java vulnerability...
see also : How to use Java if it's been blocked
now, the supported 6.38 version is in the next link but it is not for your 10.8 mac : http://java.com/en/download/manual_v6.jsp
definitely see also : http://kb.mozillazine.org/Java#Java_downloads
This doesn't help - I need a link for my mac!!
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.
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).
To avoid confusion: