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Re: Mathematica 8 browser plugin and Firefox 3/4

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  • Subject: [mg115795] Re: Mathematica 8 browser plugin and Firefox 3/4
  • From: John Fultz <jfultz at>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:29:56 -0500 (EST)

Anybody who's having problems with the plugin should contact Wolfram Research 
Technical Support.  The browser plugin supports all modern versions of Firefox, 
Opera, Chrome, and Safari on Windows/Mac, as well as IE on Windows.  We can't 
make any guarantees about development/beta versions of those browsers, of 
course, but we'll continue to track these browsers as new versions are released.


John Fultz
jfultz at
User Interface Group
Wolfram Research, Inc.

On Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:28:53 -0500 (EST), Peter Pein wrote:
> 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 :-(
> Cheers,
> Peter

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