I support a web application at work. In this application, I have an applet that prints a report to a local printer. Some people are getting a warning message from Java: "An Applet Would Like To Print. Is This OK?". However, some people are not getting this message. Do you know how can I turn the message off? I looked at the "Internet Options" in IE 5.5 and I couldn't find an option to turn this off. Any suggestions?
If you're even getting that message then I suspect that your applet isn't in Java, it's in J++. I'm pretty sure the Java sandbox doesn't permit unsigned applets to print. You may have a can of worms there, since neither Sun nor Microsoft is going to give you good support on J++, expecially if this applet's using a lot of classes from the com.microsoft package to tap into Windows GDI instead of using AWT. You may either have to rewrite the applet or use Microsoft's .NET conversion tool.
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I've written an JApplet that prints and I get the same message when I run it with either Navigator or Explorer under W98/2000. I don't know how to turn it off but I certainly didn't write it in J++. It's not signed either.