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03-Nov-2011, 07:22 PM #1
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ok this this just started happening, when i go to log on to my yahoo email it says this page requires you to have javascript enabled on your browser (im using firefox) I do have it enabled so please dont tell me to enable it cause i know it is and i just re downloaded it to make sure. also the email toolbar i use that takes me directly to my email says failed. any ideas?
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04-Nov-2011, 01:20 PM #2
I'm wondering if you are confusing JavaScript with plain Java (the program that runs applets for games etc.) Same name, completely different software. You can download and install Oracle Java but, as far as I know, JavaScript comes integrated in your browser and can't be separately updated.

Go here with Firefox (and your other browser(s) if you want to); http://www.javatester.org/ and click on the orange 'JavaScript' box on the left of the page. If JavaScript is enabled in your browser(s), you will see something like this;

" JavaScript IS WORKING in your web browser
Your web browser supports JavaScript version 2.2
Your web browser is Opera"

In Firefox the JS version number will be will be 1.8 while IE is probably still 1.3 (I haven't looked for a long time!) If the test gives a negative result it presumably means that your settings are wrong or you have some other software preventing scripting eg: NoScript.
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04-Nov-2011, 01:29 PM #3
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ok this this just started happening, when i go to log on to my yahoo email it says this page requires you to have javascript enabled on your browser (im using firefox) I do have it enabled so please dont tell me to enable it cause i know it is and i just re downloaded it to make sure. also the email toolbar i use that takes me directly to my email says failed. any ideas?
You did enable JavaScript like the following link explains it, right?

How to Enable JavaScript in Firefox

You cannot download JavaScript, unless your are talking about Java Runtime Environment.
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04-Nov-2011, 02:13 PM #4
so i went to your link TOGG and and even know I think I was getting them mixed up, it says its working.

Phantom, i tryed what you said and the box is checked next to enable java script

This dosent make sence cause it always worked fine, then one day it just stopped.. weird... Ideas??
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04-Nov-2011, 02:21 PM #5
I don't know if Java console is Java or Java script but I just noticed in add-ons it says Java console is incompatible with Firefox 7.0.1

once again, worked before so it don't really make sense but maybe its a problem
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04-Nov-2011, 02:33 PM #8
your 64bit verson isnt showing up in plugins. but the one i had before was, must of been 32bit
would reinstalling firefox fix this?
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04-Nov-2011, 02:53 PM #9
OK, just noticed something odd in the Java settings. My Java wasn't recognized on the following Java Tester:

http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp

(make sure you have the 64-bit version of Java)

Go to Control Panel.

Click on the Java icon.

Click Advanced.

Expand Default Java for browsers.

Make sure you have a check mark on Mozilla Family.

Mine was unchecked!
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04-Nov-2011, 03:08 PM #10
i really getting annoyed, after i check the box and exit, it just unchecks itself. it never shows up in plugins like it did with 32 but version, not like that matters cause im still getting the same javascript error. and yahoo keeps makeing me change my password
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04-Nov-2011, 03:40 PM #11
I'm not sure but this seems like a new bug for Java. I've recently uninstalled Java 7 'cause it wasn't really a version for the general public. Not that I was having problems with it but decided not to take any chances. So I reverted to version 6 update 29. Seems like removing a version to install another one caused that box the get unchecked. Or, was it always like that? Maybe something else in my browser makes it necessary to check that option in the Java control panel?

Perhaps TOGG would care to comment?
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04-Nov-2011, 03:46 PM #12
What does it say when you go HERE?

Just found THIS!
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04-Nov-2011, 04:15 PM #13
says its enabled, but thats not javascript, its java. im out of ideas here, hope i dont have to resort to changing emails or browsers...
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04-Nov-2011, 04:19 PM #14
Does it say you have a 64-bit version?

I must say I'm a little confused as to whether you are having trouble with Java or JavaScript.
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04-Nov-2011, 04:25 PM #15
I was one of those people that updated to Java 7 as soon as it first became available, not having noticed any information that it was not then intended for 'general' use! I didn't revert to version 6 U 27 (which was the previous version I'd had) because I wasn't having any problems with 7 and am now using 7.01, also without any problems.

However, when 7.01 was installed, I did receive notice that it was incompatible with the Java Console so it (the console) is now marked as 'Disabled' in my Firefox Addons Manager. That unilateral action by Mozilla hasn't altered the settings in the Java console available via the Control Panel though because both 'IE' and 'Mozilla Family' are checked, so I'm guessing that that is the default setting.

Also, I know Oracle Java still works in Firefox because I use FF to run the Secunia Online Software Inspector, and that must have Java to run! .

Unfortunately, I don't think any of this clarifies whether Luke686's problem is with Java, JavaScript or something else?

PS for the avoidance of doubt I should probably make it clear that I don't have any 64 bit software!
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