Applets are a very safe way to enjoy Internet games. Applets are
severely restricted as to what they can do, to prevent harm to your
computer or compromise of your personal information. Applets cannot
read or write the data on your hard drive, and they cannot access
the clipboard. They run in a 'sandbox' within your browser.
To prevent an unscrupulous developer from 'spoofing' a System Window,
and fooling you into entering passwords, etc., the Applet displays a
little yellow triangle with an explanation point next to each Applet
Window. These little warning graphics can be annoying. Luckily, you
can rid yourself of them with a just a few steps, if you want:
1. In Windows Explorer, find your Java folder (typically
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin). In it, you should find
policytool.exe. Double-click it to launch it.
2. In policytool, go to FILE -> OPEN, and browse to
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\security and open java.policy.
3. Select codebase
4. Edit policy entry
5. Add permission
6. Choose AWTpermission from the dropdown
7. Then target name: showWindowWithoutWarningBanner
9. Click OK
10. Finally, FILE -> SAVE
No more yellow exclamations!
Note: Your paths might be slightly different than shown above.
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