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how do I add java for skype in firefox version 55
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There are other things that need attention.
The System Details list next to the question shows an outdated Shockwave Flash 18.0 r0 plugin. Make sure all plugins are up-to-date.
You can download the latest Flash player versions for Firefox on this page:
That is all well and good but you answered a question I did not ask. I do not care if all "javas" are not alike, how do I get skype to work on firefox? Updating shockwave won't do it. Neither will educating me on java types. Does anyone have any information on how to get skype working on firefox 55? Thank you
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.
If you use extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) that can block (wanted) content (e.g. Adblock Plus, NoScript, Ghostery, uBlock Origin) always make sure such extensions do not block (wanted) content.
- make sure your extensions and filters are updated to the latest version
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions ("3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.
- switch to the DEFAULT theme: "3-bar" menu button or Tools -> Add-ons -> Appearance
- do NOT click the "Refresh Firefox" button on the Safe Mode start window
I have already tried this - it doesn't solve the problem and created some new ones. I don't recommend anyone to try this solution but that is just my mileage. The only option I see is to uninstall firefox and use another browser (obviously not a microsoft one even tho that is what the owners of skype would like).