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If you have to run an applet, and it crashes your browser (as most applets seem to do), you can sometimes work around it with the 'appletviewer' command.

Open up the Terminal. The appletviewer command takes the URL as an argumnet. For example:


...will run the chatroom, which didn't run in my browsers. It runs in it's own small window, which is nice.

[Editor: This situation should be greatly improved in 10.1, as the Java support in browsers has been greatly improved.]
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it's appletVIEWER
Authored by: Chas on Sep 26, '01 11:15:28AM

Hey brainiac, there is no such thing as "appletrunner" at the command line. The correct command is appletviewer.

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CLI infatuation: don't forget the Aqua application!
Authored by: sjonke on Sep 26, '01 05:25:04PM

Lest we think typing text is the only way, don't forget that the OS X application Applet Launcher exists. It's in your Utilities folder and is ready and waiting for you to take advantage of it. Just drag the URL into Apple Launcher's URL field (or cut and paste) and click the launch button. It's too bad, though, that you can't drag a URL onto the Applet Launcher application itself to run an applet as well, and that you can't save the URL as a double clickable file that opens with AppletLauncher (rather than a browser).

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