Can't install javascript plugin for FF 1.0

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    loribee59

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    I've been trying to install the SunJava plug in for FF 1.0 (my 2nd attempt was last week) since FF 1.0 (final version) came about.

    What I find interesting was that I have both the FF 1.0, and FF 1.0 PR in my Add/Remove program. Could this be why I couldn't install the plugin?

    The installing part is fine, it's downloading to the the HD is the problem, it just HANGS.

    Help? Suggestions? Advice?

    ~Lori
     
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    James Photojournalist

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    It may be. You should remove both installations and remove the folder in Program Files. Then install FF 1.0 and then make sure you have the Moz version of Java.
     
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    Do I need to back up the data (ie bookmarks) on the desktop before I remove both Firefoxes? And, I DID try to install the Mozilla version of Java from the Mozilla Beta page...

    Hrm...:huh
     
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    Yes, backup your bookmarks. Once FF is installed, go to www.java.com and install it from there.
     
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    more question(s) about Java:

    I'm not sure exactly which file to download from the Java.com site, and I've noticed that the offline installation file is bigger than the online installation. why is that? Is there much difference in how it was installed, hence the size of the file? :huh
     
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    I can see it is a Manual Download page, however, I'm seeing ONLINE or OFFLINE installation (for Windows) Why do those two have different file sizes, and what's the difference in the installation, online or off?
     
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    The online installation is just a startup file that directs to java servers then downloads the full version. The offline version is larger for those that are downloading it to place on a different computer that doesn't have internet.
     
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    ok, thanks!

    It was suggested that I take FF 1.0 (and 1.0 PR) off, download the Java, install the java FIRST, then the FF browser. I'll give that a try. The only question is if the FF browser will pick up the java file I installed.
     
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    No, install the browser first, then the Java plugin.
     
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    Hey~ just so you know that it was a success: I installed the browser first, and then installed the Java. At first I thought it was doing it again like the previous 2 attempts, when I realized that even though it LOOKS like it's hanging, it's not. It was installing from the site, and it took about 15 minutes to completely download, and then test to be sure Firefox had Java in it.
     
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