Firefox not exiting (JApplet)

"Steven J. Sobol" <>
Tue, 5 Sep 2006 14:21:01 +0000 (UTC)
I have a weird problem. Firefox is refusing to exit when I'm on a page
containing a JApplet I'm writing, unless I navigate off that page first. I
have also tried a barebones JApplet created by the Eclipse visual editor;
the only thing I've changed is to add a stop() method:


import java.awt.BorderLayout;

import javax.swing.JApplet;
import javax.swing.JPanel;

public class Test extends JApplet {

    private JPanel jContentPane = null;

     * This is the xxx default constructor
    public Test() {

     * This method initializes this
     * @return void
    public void init() {
        this.setSize(300, 200);

     * This method initializes jContentPane
     * @return javax.swing.JPanel
    private JPanel getJContentPane() {
        if (jContentPane == null) {
            jContentPane = new JPanel();
            jContentPane.setLayout(new BorderLayout());

        return jContentPane;

    public void stop() {


<html><head><title>Photo Thumbnail Generator</title></head>
<body style="margin-top:25px">
<p style="text-align:center">
     <object id="broken2" type="application/x-java-applet"
width="500" height="500">
     <param name="code" value=""></param>
     <param name="codebase" value="./"></param>
     <param name="type" value="application/x-java-applet"></param>

The stop() method is called, but Firefox remains resident in memory. If I
navigate off the page with the applet and then close Firefox, it exits

JRE 1.5.0_07, Firefox, WinXP SP2 with all of the updates.

Thanks in advance

Steve Sobol, Professional Geek ** Java/VB/VC/PHP/Perl ** Linux/*BSD/Windows
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