Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'd like to run the Java client for Runescape but want to quit Safari while the Java pop-up is open. How can I do this?

My idea was finding out the URL of the client and running it through the java terminal command, but I'm having huge difficulty location the URL. =/

share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

The runescape client is running as part of Safari so you can't quit Safari without killing the client. But you can close hide the main Safari window (e.g. with Cmd-H) at least which will keep Safari running and the client open as well.

share|improve this answer
I wish, it still closes =/ – AMomchilov Nov 11 '11 at 17:34
Ah yes, the Java applet is linked to the main runescape window so you can't close that on. Hidding would be possible though. – patrix Nov 11 '11 at 18:11
any chance to isolate the jar file and run it solo? i had no luck with it so far :s – AMomchilov Nov 12 '11 at 5:16

I tried looking a the source, but the website developer has embedded the applet information inside a bunch of JavaScript. Also, even if you had the jar(s), if the applet requires communication back to the server, it would be a real pain to get it running.

For future reference, if they hadn't gotten all creative with the applet code, you could have simply run this command line:

$ appletviewer

What I recommend is to create a dedicated Fluid App for the website. It's super easy, just point Fluid at the base URL, and it creates a dedicated application wrapped around the website. The coolest thing is that you can then simply launch your game directly from Applications.

Fluid is 100% free, and I am not affiliated with them in any way.

share|improve this answer

Well, this won't answer the question but will solve your problem: use the downloadable version of Runespace.

Then, for the question itself: you couldn't do what you're asking for, since Safari is responsible for the Java plugin. The only way would be to download the applet code and use the command @OverZealous gave.

share|improve this answer
The downloadable version has issues running certain graphics modes. Also, I have Fluid, but it avoids the reason i'm looking for the sole executable. I wish to have my mouse's keys to change to a profile specific to rs only when the client is the active window. – AMomchilov Nov 18 '11 at 17:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.