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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Java Webpage Blank White Screen - Trouble viewing Java websites

Java, Smava, Lava it can be a struggle to get Java working sometimes and hopefully this list of helpful hints will help you figure it out.

Basic Steps

1. Download Java for 32bit and 64 bit. , Try Installing, reinstalling or go back and get a previous release of java that may be more friendly with your browser.

2. Download the Shockwave player and make sure the shockwave object is enabled in the internet explorer addons.

Now for a specific solution for those seeing a blank webpage if the above did not work , this is what worked for me.

Scenario: I was trying to access an old webpage using Internet Explorer 9 that used java for charts and graphs.

First step is to run the webpage in compatibility mode, The only problem is that the option under
Tools -> Compatibility View Settings does not always work and even though you've indicated compatibility mode it sometimes just ignores you completely

Go into Compatibility view settings and ensure that all checkboxes are unticked
This will reload the compatibility view button in the address bar,
Remove your site from the list above in compatibility view settings and instead click on the button above when it appears when you next visit the site.

This is what worked for me , hopefully it will help you out too. If your still having trouble remember to add sites to Trusted Sites, and check activex control settings to ensure you can view the webpage correctly.

Internet Explorer 9 - Compatability View Button missing from Address Bar FIX

Here is an issue I picked up in internet explorer 9 , What a frustrating one.

Even when entering sites manually into compatibility view from Tools ->   Compatibility View Settings. The site you entered would not always be run in compatibility mode or it would tell you it was but it would lying straight to your face.

Normally there would be a little compatibility icon in the address bar which you can click and choose to run a webpage in that mode. This button actually works here is how to get it back

goto Tools -> Compatibility View Settings

Now make sure that all the three checkboxes are UNTICKED

There you have it , the button shall return and you can run all the ancient websites you desire without error. Hope it helps someone as without this option you can have a heap of errors especially for sites running old versions of java , I shall do another post concerning that issue just so people can find the answer quicker.