Java Console for Safari

If you’re trying to debug problems with Java applets in Safari, you may have wondered, like me, how to see a “Java console” of the sort that’s available in Mozilla-based browsers. One way that I found, by mistake, is to Control + click on the red “X” that is displayed when a Java applet won’t run:

Java Console from inside Safari


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ToastyKen on September 15, 2005 - 11:58 Permalink

Actually, there are two more ways to get the Java Console for Safari:

(1) Launch “Applications:Utilities:Java:Java 1.x.x Plugin”. If you turn on Java console there, the Java console will ALWAYS show up whenever you launch any Java app.

(2) I prefer to just launch “”. Java console messages show up in the console log. The nice thing about this method is that it’s persistent across Safari lifetimes. The downside is that you might get spurious messages that other programs are spewing to the console.