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Why Can’t I Use Java In Firefox?

Question: Why can I not play certain games in Firefox? It tells me to download Java, which I have done. I keep getting this message. – Bob

Answer – Firefox¬† disables the Java plug-in for the browser due to security issues with Java. But if you still wish to use Java to play games, here’s how to do it. Click the “Firefox” symbol in the upper left of your Firefox browser.











 Click Add-ons. The symbol looks like a puzzle piece. You will see a list of plug-ins and add-ons. Notice below that there is a security warning next to Java.


Your Java is probably disabled. Click enable to turn it back on.



With the security issues experienced by Java, it’s a good idea to make sure you stay current with any security updates. You can learn more about setting up Java updates here [1].

Hope this works for you.

~ Cynthia