How do you enable Java in Firefox?


Quick Answer

To enable Java in Firefox, open or restart Firefox. From the plugins menu, find and select the Java add-on. Select the Java options before enabling Java.

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  1. Open or restart Firefox

    Double-click on the Firefox icon to launch Firefox. If it is already running, click File and then Close before starting the application again.

  2. Access the plugins menu in Firefox

    At the top of the screen, click on the Tools option. Select Add-ons from the list of options. Click on Plugins located on the left side of the screen. A list of already installed plugins appears on the screen.

  3. Locate the Java plugin

    From the listed plugins, find the one that corresponds to Java. If you have a Windows computer, this is labeled Java Platform. On a Mac computer, it is labeled Java Applet Plug-in.

  4. Select a Java option

    Click on the Java drop-down menu to reveal the Java browser options. Choose one of the first two options, which include Ask to Activate or Always Activate. If you select the Ask to Activate option, you must enable Java each time it is activated within the browser. To do this, click the Allow Now button when asked whether to allow Java to run.

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