Firefox Add-ons

  Graphicool1 14:21 25 Jan 2011

I've just noticed in Firefox 'Add-ons' that I have 'Java Console'


It would appear that it doesn't delete old versions when it updates to new ones. Would it be safe to get rid of all except 6.0.22?

  gengiscant 14:36 25 Jan 2011
  Zak 14:39 25 Jan 2011

I would also check Add/Remove Programs and also remove earlier versions if any there.

Finally it is a good idea to run the tool JavaRa to get rid off any leftovers from previous Java Runtime Environment versions.

click here

  Graphicool1 14:47 25 Jan 2011

Although I wish Java were more helpful. They say they recommend you uninstall all old Java software. But at the same time, on the same page, they also say that some programmes won't run without the old versions?! Clear as mud.

If you believe Java it's both yes & no.

  Zak 17:17 25 Jan 2011

I have been deleting previous versions with no problems encountered so far because of an older version being required.

If need be you can always install a previous version.

  shellship 18:40 25 Jan 2011

Thank you so much. I've never dared remove these. Now done so at 115Mb a pop!

  shellship 18:44 25 Jan 2011

Just realised that I have several Microsoft .NET Frameworks lying around, too, in Add/Remove programs. Can these be got rid of, too (horrid grammar and hijacking someone's thread, too! Sorry)

  Zak 18:47 25 Jan 2011

Microsoft .NET Frameworks should not be removed as all versions required and are updated by MS now and again.

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