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30 Jan, 2013 06:12 PM

Thank you so much for creating 10.4Fx btw.
Q:When I launch 10,4Fx it asks to update javascript, Is it safe to do so?
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Mark

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 30 Jan, 2013 09:39 PM

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    Hello Mark,

    Java is a plugin, which is unsupported by TenFourFox and disabled by default. If you're running TenFourFox with plugins enabled, I would suggest to disable at least Java in the Add-ons Manager (Tools>Add-ons>Plugins). Java is now a real security risk, and it won't ever be updated for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 to any secure state. In principal, this is true for all plugins. If you're running into trouble because of plugins, you're on your own.

    JavaScript, on the other hand, is part of the browser, there's no need (or possibility) to update it yourself.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 31 Jan, 2013 02:33 AM

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    In addition, TenFourFox shouldn't be asking you to update anything other than itself. Are you getting this from a website or a particular window?

  3. 3 Posted by Mark Schanbache... on 31 Jan, 2013 03:31 AM

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    Cam
    I'm getting this when I launch tenfourfox in OSX 10.4.11. I get 104fox, Yahoo and a Java update window
    thx

    --- On Wed, 1/30/13, Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]> wrote:

    From: Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: java [Questions #219]
    To: [email blocked]
    Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:33 PM

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 31 Jan, 2013 03:32 AM

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    Can you post a screenshot? I don't think TenFourFox is the one generating that window.

  5. 5 Posted by Mark Schanbache... on 31 Jan, 2013 03:33 AM

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    thanks Chris,
    I didn't enable it. Have to check if someone else did

    --- On Wed, 1/30/13, Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]> wrote:

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    Subject: Re: java [Questions #219]
    To: [email blocked]
    Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 4:39 PM

  6. 6 Posted by Mark Schanbache... on 31 Jan, 2013 03:36 AM

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    Cam
    I'll have to post later on the wife is using that computer.
    Three windows open at launch: 104fox, yahoo and java update window.
    Could it be Yahoo? That puter is OSX 10.4.11.
    It doesn't happen on this one running 10.5
    regards

    --- On Wed, 1/30/13, Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]> wrote:

    From: Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: java [Questions #219]
    To: [email blocked]
    Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 10:32 PM

  7. 7 Posted by Mark Schanbache... on 31 Jan, 2013 02:08 PM

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    Cam
    Attached is a screen shot.
    I checked in tools /add-ons/plug-ins nothing there
    Mark

    --- On Wed, 1/30/13, Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]> wrote:

    From: Cameron Kaiser <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: java [Questions #219]
    To: [email blocked]
    Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 10:32 PM

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 16 Feb, 2013 11:16 AM

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    That's the Firefox Plugin Check. I don't know why it's loaded at startup (maybe a saved session?), but anyway, it's telling you correctly that Java has been disabled in Firefox/TenFourFox because you have an old (therefore insecure) version installed. As I said, there is no way to update Java on your computer to a version that's secure.

  9. 9 Posted by Mark Schanbache... on 16 Feb, 2013 03:48 PM

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    Chris
    It's not a saved session as a matter of fact when i go to sign in to Yahoo mail, says it"s not secure site !?? Never had that come up
    thx

    --- On Sat, 2/16/13, Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]> wrote:

    From: Chris (chtrusch) <[email blocked]>
    Subject: Re: java [Questions #219]
    To: "[email blocked]" <[email blocked]>
    Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 6:16 AM

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 17 Feb, 2013 08:59 PM

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    Is this still related to the Java question? Anything Yahoo or any website says about Java is irrelevant with TenFourFox because a) it's disabled, and b) it can't be updated anymore on a PPC Mac anyway. I use Yahoo with TenFourFox and I don't see messages about "not secure site", so I'm not sure what you mean.

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