Re: Firefox not exiting (JApplet)

"Oliver Wong" <>
Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:21:22 GMT
"Steven J. Sobol" <> wrote in message

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

    I'd submit this as a bug to the FireFox team.

    - Oliver

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