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10.3: Java applet output goes to OS X Console System
Output from Java applets can be a real pain to see if you use the Java Plugin Settings to enable/disable the console because you have to quit your browser and then restart it to see the console. And the console itself is not a well-behaved window. If you've ever had to deal with this, you know what I'm talking about.

But did you know that the output also goes to the System Console? Just start the OS X Console App and you can see output from Java applets that would normally go to the Java console. This works with Safari (Java 1.4.1) and Mozilla Firebird (Java 1.3.1) and probably other browsers as well. It's much easier than fiddling with the console provided by the Java Plugin Settings. When using the System Console, you don't get any of the control features, like garbage collection and such, that you get with the Plugin's console. But if all you're interested in is the output, the Console App is the way to go.

I'm not sure if this is new in Panther or not. I never noticed it in Jaguar, and Panther did make some significant improvements in the Console App. I'm guessing this might be Panther only, but don't really know.
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10.3: Java applet output goes to OS X Console
Authored by: redwoodtree on Feb 12, '04 12:14:08AM

Dude, thank you!!!! You just saved me a lot of time. thank you thank you thank!!!!



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