Information about using the Sun Java Plug-in
September 10th, 2003
(Updated December, 2007)
If you are using the
Sun Java Plug-in
for your browser's Java Runtime,
and have not already done so, please do
the following steps to allow applets with 64MB of memory requirements to run properly.
These steps will allow your browser that uses the Plugin to run Java to use up to 128MB of
memory. You can change the number 128 to a different value if needed -- this should be
less than one-half the total amount of memory your machine has. If the number is too large,
the Java Plug-in may refuse to start. This is especially an issue in Windows and with IE.
- Normally, you should first, shut down (exit) your browser(s). The
exception to this is if you already are running a newer version of the Java
Plug-in on Windows, and when you right-click the Java icon in the taskbar,
you get the option "Open Control Panel". If you do, just click on it, and
jump to Step #3.
- Then run the "Java(TM) Plugin Control Panel"
- On a Mac: Use "Finder" to get to: Applications -> Utilities -> Java
and then, run the Java Preferences for whatever version you have...
- On a Windows machine, Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Java Plug-in
- On Linux, locate the shell script ControlPanel in the Java install's bin/
directory and run it.
- For Java versions before 1.5, click on "Advanced" (or, on a Mac, the "General" tab), and in the space provided under
"Java Runtime Parameters", please type the following (exactly as shown):
Then click "Apply" button (or "Apply Now" on a Mac).
- For Java versions 1.5 and above, first click the "Java" tab on the Control Panel, and then under the "Java
Applet Runtime Settings" pane, click the "View..." button. In the space provided under "Java Runtime Parameters",
please type the following (exactly as shown):
Then click "OK", and then back in the Java Control Panel, click the "Apply" button.
- Finally, we urge you to change the amount of disk space allocated for "Temporary Internet Files".
On the "General" panel, click the "Settings..." button. On the panel that pops up, you may
change the amount of storage used. Seldom will you need more that 50MB. NOTE that on
Java 1.5, the default is UNLIMITED!!
You may need to do this every time you update the Java Plugin, as well.
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