Java, Flash, and Fonts/9.2

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The OpenJDK PBI provides an open source implementation of the Java Platform. It includes the IcedTea java browser plugin which automatically works within the FireFox, Chrome, and Opera web browsers without any additional configuration. To install this PBI, search for "jdk" within AppCafe™.


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 Custom Fonts

If you already have a collection of fonts that you have downloaded or purchased, you can configure your PC-BSD system to use these fonts. Which utility you use depends upon which desktop(s) you have installed.

To install custom fonts within KDE, go to System Settings → Font Installer. In Figure 8.1b, "All Fonts" is currently selected under the Group column, showing all of the fonts installed on this system.

Figure 8.1b: 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, a pop-up message will indicate that you will need to restart any open applications for the font change to take affect. 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.

To install custom fonts within GNOME, go to

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