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  • Mac OS X 10.7.5
  • Safari 6.0.2
  • Firefox 18.0.1
  • Java 1.6.0_37 64 bit
  • Firefox Java Applet Plugin v

Safari Preferences has the "Enable Java" box checked. Firefox has the Java Applet Plug-in installed and enabled. I don't understand why Java Applets refuse to work in either browser.

What do I need to do get to them running?

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Does it work in Chrome? – Emil Feb 5 '13 at 8:32
Nope, it does not work in Chrome. – Kenny Wyland Feb 5 '13 at 16:50
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Read this on Apple Insider. You probably don't have a Applet plugin installed on your system.

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And if you did re-install it, it probably got blocked again the next day due to the malware issue:

Looks there is a fix for Snow Leopard (see Software Update) but not for Lion varieties...

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