Configuring Java Settings

With Java installed on your Windows PC, the Windows Control Panel contains a Java applet as shown here:

Double-Click the Java icon in your Windows Control Panel, or open /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app on the Mac, to launch the Java Control Panel:

The Network Settings in the Java Control Panel allows you to configure the proxy server that Java will use. By default, Java is configured to Use browser settings, meaning that the network settings are inherited from Internet Explorer. This is the preferred setting for most users.

However, in some cases the web proxy server configured by your ISP or corporate IT department will interfere with the proper functioning of iVocalize. In such cases, the Java Network Settings dialog allows you to instruct Java applications use a Direct connection, bypassing any proxy servers.

Java’s Temporary Files Settings can be launched by clicking on Settings… under Temporary Internet Files in the Java Control Panel. The Temporary Files Settings allow you to instruct Java whether to keep temporary files, where to store temporary files, how much space to allocate, and to delete temporary files.

iVocalize requires that the Keep temporary files on my computer setting is enabled.

To clear Java’s cache of temporary files, click on the Delete Files… button.

A faster way to clear Java’s temporary files cache is to open a command prompt and enter the command javaws -uninstall as shown here:

Clearing the Java cache is a useful troubleshooting step because it forces Java Web Start to dowload a fresh copy of iVocalize the next time you log into a conference room.