Java, Flash, and Fonts/9.2

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AppCafe™ also allows you to install the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK, used by Java developers) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE, used by java applications). Simply search for "java" within AppCafe™ if you wish to install these applications. The OpenJDK PBI includes the IcedTea browser plugin, which will work on FireFox, Chrome and Opera without any additional setup.


PC-BSD installs and configures the Adobe Flash player (version 10) plugin for you. This means that flash should "just work" when browsing the web. You'll find several web browsers in the Web Browsers category of AppCafe™, including Firefox, Opera, and Chromium.

If flash does not seem to be working, running the following command as your regular user account should fix the problem:

flashpluginctl on


Installing Microsoft True Type Fonts

If you would like to install Microsoft True Type fonts, click on the AppCafe™ icon on your Desktop. Search for "fonts" in the search bar and you should see a result similar to Figure 8.1a:

Figure 8.1a: Using AppCafe™ to Install MS TrueType Fonts


Click the download button to install the fonts PBI. It will automatically setup your system to use these fonts.

Installing Fonts in KDE

If you already have a collection of fonts that you have downloaded or purchased, you can configure your PC-BSD system to use these as well using the Font Installer utility.

Click the KDE menu → System Settings → Font Installer to start this utility. In Figure 8.1b, "All Fonts" is currently selected under the Group column, showing all of the fonts installed on this system.

Figure i.1b: Using Font Installer to Install Fonts


To install your fonts, highlight "Personal Fonts" under the Group column, then click the +Add button. This will allow you to browse to the font you wish to add. You can add multiple fonts in the same directory by holding down the Ctrl key while making your selection. Click the Open button, which will install the font for you. When it is finished, you will see the message in Figure 8.1c:

Figure 8.1c: Fonts Have Been Successfully Installed


Your newly installed font(s) should now show up in the "Personal Fonts" section in the Groups column and be available to the applications you use.

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