Firefox and java on Mac OS X 10.6.7?

April 14, 2011 at 07:30:57
Specs: Apple OS X 10.6.7, 2.66 GHz / 4 GB
My Firefox crashes every time I go onto a java website. It is very annoying. Please help!

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#1
April 14, 2011 at 17:13:39
In order to better understand your issue, you will need to explain a little bit more about your Mac. I already see you are running 10.6.7 "Snow Leopard", etc., but the version of Java and Firefox installed are big factors.

Since you have an Intel platform, upgrade Firefox to version 4 for Mac. Secondly, see if you can go to Software Update found in the Apple menu, and update Java. If you still cannot get Java to work, you will need to manually install it. To do that, you will need to get the package from here: Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 You can also locate additional support downloads here: Apple - Support - Downloads.

I hope this helps answer your question satisfactorily. Let me know if you have any more questions.


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#2
April 15, 2011 at 05:31:29
I use Firefox 4 and the latest Java. The java stuff works on Safari but makes Firefox Crash.

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#3
April 15, 2011 at 12:44:56
Try downgrading to Firefox 3.6 from the Mozilla website. If it is still occuring, it may be a bug within the newly released Firefox browser. You can recompile Firefox yourself using Mozilla's compilation instructions, if you want to try and fix the problem. Also, in Firefox 4, go to Add-ons and find the Java plugin. Disable it, reinstall it, and try it again. If not, you will need to use Safari. All three of these methods would most likely solve your problem.

If you have any other questions or comments, please let me know.


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#4
April 29, 2011 at 09:31:19
Well, I now seems to work... I'll just leave it now.

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#5
April 29, 2011 at 20:56:35
Alright! Glad that it worked for you. If you ever have any more questions regarding your Mac, feel free to post again. Thank you for allowing me to assist you with this issue.

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#6
April 30, 2011 at 02:25:52
No, thank you for your time. I think my mac was just having a bad java day : It just began working recently. Maybe I was just impatient : It takes a while to load java but at least it works!

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