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Firefox portable, java problems

by Sebastian Sarnecki / January 18, 2016 12:54 AM PST

Hello,
Recently, guys from IT in my work blocked access to Java in all browsers. I don't have administrator privileges. I tried to get around this by installing Firefox portable on USB drive. I've also installed Portable Java. Everything seems to be ok, but unfortunately in the available plug-ins there is no Java. I've searched a bit and tried some advices : deleting some files from the folder "bin" java portable and change it with other files, or combining something from the environment variable "MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH". Unfortunately, nothing helps. Could someone help me ??

I have at home versions:
FirefoxPortable_43.0.4_English.paf
jPortable_6_Update_23_online.paf

Anyone know how to do that work ?? And carbon, I'm not an expert in a software tricks, and if someone wrote back to me like to a layman I would be doubly grateful.

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Re: Java
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 1:22 AM PST

We can't give advice about circumventing employers' rules. So my advice is:

1. If you need Java for your work, go and discuss this with the IT department. A statement from your manager that it's necessary for your work is a big help in such cases. it's up to them to find a solution then.

2. If it's only for private purposes, don't do it at work.

Kees

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Nod to Kees plus
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 10:07 AM PST

I've yet to see Java "Portable" to work yet. I've seen that idea kicked around for over a decade so no, no one has sorted that to date.

-> Read Kees reply again.

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