I am having problems with Java in Firefox 17 and now 18.To get it to work I have Java deployment kit version 184.108.40.206 and Java Platform SE 7 U9.Update 10 does not add a new version of platform to Firefox, presumably would be SE 7 U10 if one existed.I have to have java versions 9 and 10 on my computer to get it to work in Firefox.Seems version 10 works in Internet Explorer without problems. Now Mozilla are blocking java platform SE 7 U9 which is causing me problems with websites.OK I can override the blocking on websites I view but is someone ever going to give us a new single version of Java which works properly in Firefox? Does the problem lie with Java/Oracle as it is all very frustrating and annoying at present time.
Your specific problem has many long threads in the forum and appears to be a problem created by Oracle/Java in their latest version 7 update 10 -- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/search?q=Java+7+
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Oracle have released update 11 for Java now which I have installed.Still no new version of the Java Platform appears in Firefox. Java will only work in Firefox if update version 9 of the platform is used in conjunction with latest version 11. I don't understand why updates from Oracle do not have new Java Platform especially if version 9 is dodgy.You need Java when using some websites so this problem needs fixing in Firefox!
Oracle screwed up a Registry Key entry in 7u10 and did the same in 7u11 - Firefox can't find the necessary Java Platform Next Generation plugin without that "Key".
Sorry you are having a problem with Java in Firefox, but Java is Oracle's product and it is up to them to fix it, but with the zero-day exploit in Java now that is a moot point.
Thanks for all the responses to my problem.I guessed the problem was with Oracle who supply Java.So registry key is missing which is why Java Platforms versions 10 and 11 do not work in Firefox.I note from the link given above by cor-el that the problem will be fixed in update 12 so will wait and see.Also it appears you can add the key to your registry although I am not clear from what I have read how this is achieved.I think I will leave tampering with the registry alone especially as you can mess things up if you do not know what you are doing.Shame a small program not issued by Oracle to add this key as many people appear inconvenienced by their faulty application!
According to this bug on the Oracle site http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id
So, if you see JavaFX in your list of installed programs (Windows: Control Panel), remove it. It might also be best to remove all Java from your system before installing the new Java.
I would recommend JavaRa to uninstall all previous Java from your system, but, sadly, it has not been updated since October 2012 and does not include and will not find more recent versions of Java files and/or registry keys.
Oracle has released Java 7 update 11 to address the vulnerability recently recognized in Java 7 update 10 and some prior versions. Java 6 update 38 was not updated; support for the Java 6 versions ends in February 2013.