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Re: Mathematica 8 browser plugin and Firefox 3/4

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  • Subject: [mg115762] Re: Mathematica 8 browser plugin and Firefox 3/4
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:28:53 -0500 (EST)
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On 19.01.2011 11:24, thinline wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anyone confirm that the browser plugin which comes with Mathematica 8 works with either Firefox 3.6.x or 4 beta? I've only tried it with the latter and it seems to not work for me.
> When I go to this demonstration, for example:
> and click on the static image of the demo, a little popup offers to "download live version with active controls". Upon choosing this, I get the spinning wheel progress indicator and a "Loading" message, followed by a notebook graphic with "Loading file..." in the center of the browser. Nothing more happens after this point.
> I don't have a 3.6 version of Firefox to try this on, but I have also tried it with the nightly Chrome and the behavior there is the same - i.e. it doesn't work. With IE 8, the demo does load as it should, but this doesn't tell me anything about where the fault lies (Firefox or Mathematica) as the interface to Mathematica in IE is not done through the same plugin, but rather an ActiveX control.
> Cheers,
> Adrian

Hi Adrian,

after deactivating all add-ons and plugins except Mathematica Plugin in FF 3.6.13 to avoid side effects and unwanted blocking by 
NoScript plugin I get a stage further and see a grey Mathematica-logo 
and a red "Refresh page or restart browser". Neither helps though 
Process-Explorer shows a running MathKernel.exe. Same thing With IE-9 
Beta or Chrome

Can't find the plugin in the Mozilla plugins directory, so I can't test 
if the (Win7) firewall blocks execution/downloading. But temporarily 
disabling the FW completely led to no success :-(


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