Computer stuck on updating screen

I think the actual hint here is a reminder that if a site misbehaves, changing the user agent can be an effective troubleshooting tool.] Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. There is this nifty free app called Lin Castor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL.

Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well.

I use the same mechanism to launch 'site specific browsers apps' created by Fluid.

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On two of the Macs, as soon as I fired up the Citrix app, the Java vpn window would show 'error'. Then I remembered that I had done some Java development in the past and installed various jdks from Oracle so I ran: That was on the working Mac.

Then I remembered the difference between 'System' Java, Java plugins, and Java development kits.

Web applets still use the up to date, secure version 1.7 plugin.

[crarko adds: I believe Oracle has said that eventually Java will no longer support applets at all, on any platform.] A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri.

Simply put, you can have multiple versions of Java in different places.

What was happening on the not-working Macs was that the jdk versions were being used, and the Juniper vpn client won't work with them.To fix things for the moment I simply removed the jdk folders.And then checked that the reported version of Java was 1.6 on each Mac.That's why I call it a workaround instead of a fix.I figure Apple is mucking around with Siri and perhaps caused a bug or some sort of corruption.They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser.

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