On win platforms I highly recommend using JavaRA to manage JRE installs
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>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Godbee
>Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:20 PM
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>Subject: Re: firefox 6 issues with java 6 update 25/26
>On Aug 17, 2011, at 2:34 PM, Knobl, Geoffrey wrote:
>> The latest version of Firefox 6 claims Java Console 6.0.25
>and 26 don't work with it. It's just the console but I'd
>thought I'd try Banner anyway. It runs fine for me on regular
>The Java plug-in should still run applets correctly, even with
>the Java Console extension disabled.
>The manifest for the Java Console extension specifies a max
>Firefox version of "5.0+". I tried changing it to "6.0+" just
>to see if the extension would work, but it didn't.
>The JRE's installer doesn't do a wonderful job of cleaning up
>old JREs after an upgrade. If you don't want a bunch of old,
>useless Java Console entries cluttering up Firefox's extension
>list, look inside the "C:\Program Files\Mozilla
>Firefox\extensions" directory and find the directories with names like:
>The "vvvv" will be the Java version ("0016" for Java 1.6), and
>the "uuuu" will be the update number ("0026" for Update 26).
>Delete all of these "CAFEEFAC" directories to get rid of all
>of the Java Console extensions in Firefox. You'll probably
>never need to use the console, but if by some chance you *do*
>need the console, you can still access it by right-clicking
>the Java icon in the system tray after an applet loads.