Increasing memory in the Sun Java Plugin
(This information is from the University
of Wisconsin AniS page, with
some addenda by me.)
If you are using the
Sun Java Plug-in
for your browser's Java Runtime, you can see the amount of free
memory available after each new field is loaded in the information
window below the desplay. If the percentage of free memory goes to
zero, you'll have to restart your browser.
However, you can increase the amount of memory available to the
display applet by following these steps.
These steps will allow your browser that uses the Plugin to run Java to use up to 256MB of
memory. You can change the number 256 to a different value if needed -- this should be
less than about 1/3 of the total amount of memory on your
machine. Higher values may cause the plugin to not function.
You may need to do this every time you update the Java Plugin, as well.
- Normally, you should first, shut down (exit) your browser(s). The
exception to this is if you already are running a newer version of the Java
Plug-in on Windows, and when you right-click the Java icon in the taskbar,
you get the option "Open Control Panel". If you do, just click on it, and
jump to Step #3.
- Then run the "Java(TM) Plugin Control Panel"
- On a Mac: Use "Finder" to get to: Applications -> Utilities -> Java
and then, run the Java Plugin 1.4.x Setup or whatever version
- On a Windows machine, Start -> Control Panel -> Java
- On Linux, locate the shell script ControlPanel in the Java install's bin/
directory and run it. (You may be able to do this by typing
"locate ControlPanel" on the command line.)
- Click on "Advanced" (or, on a Mac, the "General" tab), and in the space provided under
"Java Runtime Parameters", please type the following (exactly as shown):
Then click "Apply" button (or "Apply Now" on a Mac).
Prepared by Bill Moninger,
Last modified: Fri Jun 23 11:12:22 DST 2006