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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. =/

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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.

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I wish, it still closes =/ –  XAleXOwnZX 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 –  XAleXOwnZX 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 http://world87.runescape.com/

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.

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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.

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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. –  XAleXOwnZX Nov 18 '11 at 17:10

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