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Enabling or disabling Java in your browser



Java is a web browser feature that allows small programs called applets to run on a web page that you are visiting. This is often used on chat sites, giving the users the ability to chat with each other without having to download a seperate program.



Most recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator have the Java technology built into them. The following instructions will tell you how to turn it on, or off.



If these instructions do not work for you then you will probably need to download an updated browser that supports Java. You can do this at the browser download page.

Internet Explorer 4.x for Windows

  • Go to the View menu and choose Internet Options.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Scroll down to the section marked Java VM.
  • To enable Java place a check next to the line that reads Java JIT Compiler Enabled. To disable Java take the check away.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 4.x for Macintosh

  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • On the left, under Web Browser, choose Java.
  • To enable Java place a check next to the line that reads Enable Java on the right. To disable Java take the check away.
  • Click OK.


Internet Explorer 3.x for Windows

  • Go to the View menu and choose Options.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • To enable Java place a check next to the line that reads Enable Java JIT Compiler. To disable Java take the check away.
  • Click OK.


Netscape Communicator 4.x for Windows or Macintosh

  • Go to the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • On the left select Advanced.
  • To enable Java place a check next to the line that reads Enable Java. To disable Java take the check away.
  • Click OK.


Netscape Navigator 3.x for Windows or Macintosh

  • Go to the Options menu and choose Network Preferences.
  • Click on the Languages tab.
  • To enable Java place a check next to the line that reads Enable Java. To disable Java take the check away.
  • Click OK.




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