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The keyboard does not work with Firefox 17 (or 16) and Java 7 running Java applets.

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The keyboard does not work with Firefox 17 (or 16) and Java 7 running Java applets.

When running some Pogo games that use Java and that allow keyboard input (crossword cove, Boggle Bash), the game does not respond to keyboard input.

I discovered that in Crossword cove, if I type 2 letters very quickly, the first one appears in the square on the crossword.

Java applet plugin version 7 update 09

On Mac OS, Java 7 update 9 (build 1.7.0_09-b05)

Mac OS 10.8.2

How can this be fixed?

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Re: The keyboard does not work with Firefox 17 (or 16) and Java 7 running Java applets.

You mentioned that this didn't work in Firefox 16 either. Did it work in Firefox 15? If so, this might be a bug in Firefox. Otherwise, it's more likely that this is an issue with Java. If you could report back what happens when you try to install Firefo 15, that would be awesome.

You can download it from here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/15.0.1/ (note: don't stay on this version as it is not updated with the latest security patches. only use it for testing purposes!)

- David

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Re: The keyboard does not work with Firefox 17 (or 16) and Java 7 running Java applets.

I tried version 15 of firefox as suggested. The problem remains the same.

Also, I upgraded to Java 7.10 and the problem remains the same.

New Contributor

Re: The keyboard does not work with Firefox 17 (or 16) and Java 7 running Java applets.

I have upgraded to Firefox 19 and Java 7.15. The problem exists. I deinstalled Java 7 and went back to Java 6, there was no input problem. This problem does not exist with Safari under any version of Java. This seems to be unique to Firefox (any version) and Java 7.xx.