What is Java console

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

What is java console and why is it installing in my machines.Is it required to run any software.

Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06
Using JRE version 1.5.0_06 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM

Question by:bsharath
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    Accepted Solution

    It is a debugging tool for java that dumps the system.err and system.out to the console window.  It is installed when a user loads the Java package on their machine.  It does not harm anythign being on the machine.  If you are seeing it pop up, you can disable it by going to

    Control Panel
    Java Console
    Hide Console

    Hope this helps.
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    Assisted Solution

    Java Console is mainly used in Applet debugging.

    When calling a web page that initiate an applet, a small debugging windows would pop up, this is java console.

    Since the applet is downloaded and run on client machine, we wouldnt be able to view the logging info of the java class from the server log.

    Any debugging info can be shown using System.out.println.


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