1.6 Mozilla breaks Java for all other installed mozillas. firebird.reg fixes it, but why ?



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: jou, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031030

I hav Mozilla 1.2.1/1.3/1.4.1/1.5/1.6a installed parralel on my system, each one
using it's own subdirectory of course. With Mozilla 1.6 java wasn't recognized
any more, showed up in about:plugins. Java then didn't work with any of the
older versions of Mozilla too.
I had to import the firebird.reg to make it work, probably the
was needed.

But why ? And why does this break Java for all older Versions of Mozilla on the
machine ? This strangeness did cost me quite some time on 3 Machines.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Mozilla, check about:plugins to verify java.
2. Use 1.6a build on
3. Java is not started. it shows "click here for plugin", although the .dll
helpers are at the right place.

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Website should say "Java ist AKTIV!" without hacking 'round the registry before.

Comment 1

15 years ago
has to be removed to reproduce.
Makes java work _without_ restarting mozilla, just page reload is enough.

Comment 2

15 years ago

Note that the value can even be empty, and java works.
removing/renaming the CurrentVersion registry entry disables Mozilla-Java.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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