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Currently Being ModeratedMay 4, 2012 7:21 PM (in response to Yorky1978)
What isn't working anymore is a chat programme within a forum website. I contacted the forum admin about it, and they told me I just needed to download Java Runtime Environment. I think I've done so (see image above) but that particular chat programme still doesn't work.
You are correct that what you have installed includes Java Runtime Environment. I have seen a couple of users report similar problems after running the update, but there was no resolution in either case. I know that the Lion update disables the automatic execution of Java applets and gives instructions for re-enabling it in the Java Preferences, but that's not available to you and my impression was that it should not happen to SL users in any case, but it would seem that something is wrong. It could still be an incompatibility with the chat app.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to MadMacs0)
I never had any problems using this chat programme in Firefox up to yesterday. Today I was able to use this chat programme via Safari, so it must be something that has gone wrong in the Apple-Firefox interaction rather than with this chat programme.
Is there any way I can re-enable the execution of Java applets (no idea what it is btw) in Firefox and if so, how do I do that step by step?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to Yorky1978)
Apple phoned me today and solved the issue. Apparently Firefox disabled particular java applications for security reasons. Only thing I had to do was to make sure I had the most recent update of java (which I had) and then go to the Tools menu --> Add-ons --> enable java plug-in 2 for NPAPI browsers 13.7.0
I hope it stays well from now on.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:56 AM (in response to MadMacs0)
It appears you're correct.
Unfortunately I had to dig into the details of the release notes to find that particular tidbit of information...you'd think that Oracle would have said "JDK support for OS X Lion and above" instead of just "for OS X" in the main pages for the release...