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Katielou1118 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 23, 2010 9:57 AM
There is a website that I need to access for my job, from home. (It is a time off/vacation request, check personal messages from work kind of thing) but I cannot get it to open on Safari (or mozilla, for that matter) but it will open on my husbands desktop PC. I get the following error: The Java plug-in is not installed. The required version: 1.6.0_07 Then it provides a link to download and install manually. However, the link opens up a MS-DOS .exe file, which is useless for me. I have downloaded all of the Java updates, so I'm not understanding why I still can't get it to function. And because my job is PC based, they don't care about the mac user at home.

We are getting rid of my husbands PC (It's a decade old) so it's not like I can just use his. Suggestions?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,125 points)
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    Feb 23, 2010 11:02 AM (in response to Katielou1118)

    From the Safari Menu Bar click Safari/Preferences and select the Security tab.

    Where you see: Web content

    Make sure the following are checked.

    Enable plug-ins

    Enable Java

    Enable JavaScript

    Relaunch Safari.

    If you are running 10.5.3 as your profile indicates, you need to udpate your system software to 10.5.8.

    Click the Apple Menu  / Software Updates

    That way your Safari and Mac OS X will be updated. After the updates are finished, repair disk permissions.

    Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.

    Intel iMac 2.66 MacBookPro 17 PBookG4, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS Safari 4.04 17 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Feb 23, 2010 11:02 AM (in response to Katielou1118)
    I suffered through an employee site that treated me in a similar manner. Part of the problem turned out that the site relied heavily on pop-ups, and I had Safari set to block them.

    Eventually, I used Safari for everything else except that site. As Safari's pop-up blocker is "all or none," I used Camino for the employee site. Camino allows you to selectively approve pop-ups from certain sites and block the rest--a nice feature.

    Also, some site have to use third-party cookies. Camino also lets you set which third-party cookies you accept.

    Worth a try:
    PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ; MacBookPro Late2007 2.2G 15" (10.5.8); PowerBook G4 1Ghz 17" (10.4.11)
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Feb 25, 2010 9:17 AM (in response to Katielou1118)
    This is the update you need:

    Should have shown up when you ran Software Update.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5, 250GB HD, 1.5GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 and iMovie 6, Toast 7.1.3, iTunes 9.0.3, QTPro 7.6.4, Safari 4.0.4
  • LeopardNOTSLeopard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 14, 2010 4:56 PM (in response to Katielou1118)
    If you're like me and have a slightly older Mac, then you're OUT OF LUCK:

    Apple has decided to screw Leopard users on systems like my MacBookPro3,1 with an ANCIENT Java v1.5.x with no hope of ever getting to v1.6.

    You can run Software Updates all that you like, but you'll never get more than this lousy outdated v1.5.0_22

    COME ON, APPLE, are you KIDDING ME?!
    My !@#$^& MacBookPro3,1 is STILL UNDER APPLECARE EVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WHY NO 32-bit JAVA on MacBookPro3,1?!?!?!?!?!
    MacBookPro3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.8), NO **** JAVA 1.6?!?!


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