I thought, man translate the portable Firefox article because this is your most clicked article on blog. So I hope you are understanding me and I could help you with this article. The problem was an Java applet in the portable Firefox. Klick for reading more…
Portable Firefox is really a great thing, put it on your stick and surf everywhere you are. In our company we deployed the Firefox on all computers (> 6000). Now enough with the pre-story. I wanted to use an Java-Applet in this portable Firefox, because the prerequisites of the software said IE6 wouldn’t be a good choice. All OK, on my computer (Firefox was locally installed and as Local Admin) everything worked fine. But when I tried to start the Java applet on a standard workstation (only portable Firefox was installed and Standarduser) the Java applet did not work. But the funny thing is, that everything worked as admin. After searching and searching, contact the support of the company and on on … I found something on Google that was really discusting. A little registry key (the value can be set what you want ;-)) causes this problem. If you import the key on a computer which had never seen a local Firefox the Java-Applet works.
The issue is wrote down on: Click me. The issue-text writes the following: The Java plugin may not work if HKLM\Software\mozilla.org\Mozilla\CurrentVersion is missing or inaccessible. So that exactly made my day… 😉 The key is now imported in the deployment with Firefox and everything is fine.
No big deal, but big troubles to getting it.
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