Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Displaying the Java Console

My set up:

  • Windows XP, SP 2.
  • JDK V6, Update 11
  • I.E. 7
  • Firefox 3.0.6
  • Google Chrome 1.0.154.48
  • Safari 3.2.1

You cannot open the Java console from any of these browsers any more. Instead, look at your system tray. You should see a small Java icon (one for each browser). Right click on the icon and select "Open Console" (or "Open [version number] Console".

What I would like to see is a tabbed console, with the tabs labelled in such a way to identify which browser (or even browser tab/instance) they are for. Perhaps this would use a shared VM, or perhaps it would rely on message passing?