Wanted to let you nice people know who tried to help me that Java put up another new update (gee, I wonder why?) and after several installs and removal of older Java, it finally took. Everything matches in my computer where it's supposed to be except for one thing. Someone who had earlier answered my question told me to go to the Java homepage and test there to see what version I had. After Java properly installed and plug-in page and my add-on page and my installed programs all jived, I went to Java to just check if it reflected my new version and it doesn't. It bounces to a page saying why Java isn't working. Well, duh. I have news for it, I have it done. I think these things are done to drive us crazy. LOL! Anyway, just wanted to let you know the latest and thanks!
Update your Firefox to Firefox 17.0.1
Do you see the Java plugin on the aboutlugins page?
You may need to run the Java installer as Administrator (right click: Run as Administrator) to make sure that the registry gets updated properly.
You can find the latest Java version on the Oracle website. See Java Platform > Java SE 7U10 or Java 6U38 (Download JRE)
Java test pages:
If Firefox doesn't find the Java plugin then it is possible that the Java installer didn't create the required registry key that Firefox checks to scan for plugins.
Did you try to run the Java installer as Administrator?
32 bit Windows:
64 bit Windows:
Hi iamjayakumars, I have to admit a lot of what you said to try goes way over my head because even though I use computers at work, I know just enough basics, etc. Like I said, after I un-installed some older programs and went back to my plug-in page to install again. It seems to finally have taken. I won't know if it's actually working yet because I don't play games all that often only when I'm on Messenger with a friend. Now my add-on page shows Java Deployment Toolkit 188.8.131.52 10.10.2.18 but it does not show anything about a Java Platform. Is it supposed too? My plug in page says it is now up to date and also only shows Java Toolkit, etc.. My installed programs shows Java 7 Update 10 as well. I was just puzzled that the Java test page doesn't indicate Java working on my computer even though everything else is telling me it's been successfully uploaded. The only other thing Java related in my installed programs shows something called JavaFX2.1.1 which I have know idea what it does or if it's an old version needing taken off, etc. I use Firefox 8. I don't even want to update anymore to newer versions of FF because twice when I did it in the past I lost my browser. A friend through Messenger in another country sent me a version and talked me through the install. I still have it saved just in case. Which was strange since I lost my browser that Messenger even worked for me. Also when I used to update to a new FF version, things would change, things would disappear and it was just a hassle. So if it's because I have an older FF that's causing the problems, well... If you could answer a few of the questions I posed, I'd appreciate it.
Ok, first, alot of the problems you are having is because you are using Firefox 8, not upgrading to newer versions leaves you vulnerable to MAJOR security holes online. Please update IMMEDIATELY. You won't lose your browser.
Then, go to Java.com and download and install Java 7 update 10, you want the JRE, not the Java Development Kit.
Well, you can take back up of bookmarks, history and everything
Update your Firefox. Java problem with Firefox 8
Okay, I went to Firefox update site and it did it without anything happening this time. It gave me Firefox 12 which according to the site is the latest I guess. Considering I was using 8 that's a jump. I'm going to uninstall the Java 7 Update 10 in my programs and go back to the plug-in page and update again from there and I guess I'm supposed to get the JRE and not just the toolkit this time. I'll see what happens. But I would still like to know what the one program JavaFX2.1.1 is and if I should un-install that as well. Thanks!
Firefox 17.0.1 is latest
It update firefox 12 because its goes step by step.
Download and install the firefox
Well I might, but it's late and I've got a headache now from all of this but I did uninstall again and re-installed and I still get it showing up only the Java Deployment Toolkit 184.108.40.206 10.10.2.18. I do not have the Java (TM) Platform Plug-in anymore to even enable it in my add-ons. I'm assuming this is the JRE that was referred to previously in one of the posts. It disappeared when my plug-in page said I needed to update and I did and had all this trouble. I've been searching and can't figure out how to get the Java Platform to add to my add-ons, it just shows up Java Console older version. Any ideas as how to get it?
Check here whether your Java and Other plugins are upto date
provide the website your checking for java.
I've mentioned in my above posts that that is where I do check my plug-in updates. And now it says everything is up to date but someone on here just told me I needed to have the JRE too which I guess is the Java (TM) Platform plug-in. You can't ask any questions on that page so I'm confused as to what you mean by providing the website I'm checking for Java. According to Mozilla Plug-in page I'm now updated with Java Version 7 Update 10 but I do not have the Java Platform in my add-ons. I guess I'm suppose to have that too. So I do not know how to get it. That was my next question.