How do I enable and view the Java Console?
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The Java Console provides information about the Java version, user home directory, and any error message that occurs while running an applet or application. You can enable the Java Console for the Windows platform using the Java Control Panel or the Java icon displayed in the Windows system tray.
Enabling the Java Console through the Java Control Panel
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Mac OS X 10.7.3 and above
Enable the Java Console in the Java Control Panel
Enabling the Java Console through the Java icon in the Windows system tray