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applet not unloading from IE

 
dan henderson
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I have an applet that is embedded in a web page. I use MSIE 6. The problem is that when the browser is closed the java console remains visible in the system tray and IEXPLORE is still a running process in Task Manager. Any help would be appreciated. If this is the wrong place to post this question, please direct me to the proper group. Thanks.
 
Nathan Pruett
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Having the Java Plugin icon in the system tray is normal behavior - I don't think having an internet explorer task up in the task list is normal, but I'm not an expert at how IE is handled as a process across all versions of Windows. I'd test it out by opening some web pages that don't contain your applet and see if you see the same behavior.

I would ask if you are using any threads in your applet, but I don't see how this could keep the JVM in the browser alive after IE has been completely exited.

Also, this question is in the wrong forum, I will move it to the Applet forum, where you may get more help with this...
 
Michael Morris
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Hi Dan,
Welcome to JavaRanch. As Nathan points out, having the Java Plugin appear on the task bar is normal. The problem you mention happens to me quite often. I'm not sure if it is a problem with IE or with the plugin itself. Usually when the browser that initiated the plugin closes the icon goes away but sometimes for whatever reason (perhaps there are some threads that belong to the plugin that are in a wait state) it just lingers. You might try the Java Bug Parade and see if there are any known issues involving this behavior.
 
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Right Click on the Top-LeftMost icon on the Title bar of the Applet Menu will be displayed then Select Close from it.
 
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