Java Plug-in not working

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by millerrh, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. millerrh macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to view web pages that have Java as part of them and Safari (and Firefox) tell me that "Java is unavailable." So I went to this website:

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/java/

    I downloaded and installed this program, and it still doesn't work.

    If I go to
    library/internet plug-ins/ or user/library/internet plug-ins, the java plug-in is not there like I think it should be. How do I get java plug ins to go into those folders so that I can view Java websites?
     
  2. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    In your Safari preferences, did you happen to disable Java/plug-ins?
     
  3. millerrh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, it's all enabled like it should be. It's almost like when I installed Java it didn't install it right. Isn't it supposed to install the internet plug-in as part of the general installation? Is there a way to manually go in and force it to install the plug-in?

     
  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that each Mac OS X system contains a built-in Java (version 1.3.1 or later). What sites are you trying to view?
     
  5. millerrh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any site that has Java doesn't work. It's happened numerous times. This morning, for instance, I was trying to brush up on my blackjack skills before my trip to vegas this weekend and tried to run this site:

    http://www.s-a-g-e.com/blackjack_info/bj_test/Bjtest.html

    But I get an error saying that Java is not available. Java is installed. If I go to Applications/Utilities/Java I see that 1.4.2 and 5 are installed now. But for some reason Safari doesn't think they are. I have a feeling it's just because there is no Java in the plug-ins folder. Everything else I have a plug-in for (Acrobat, Shockwave, Real Player, etc.) is there in the plug-ins folder.

     
  6. millerrh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I fixed it! :)

    I went to spotlight, searched for "java plug-in" and low and behold if it didn't install a plug-in in my library/image capture/internet plug-ins folder. So I just copied it and pasted it in library/internet plug-ins and now I can view web pages that have Java. Not sure why it didn't install it there in the first place, but as long as it works, that's all that really matters.
     

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