I just installed the Java Plug-in within my browser, and now, System.out.println is no longer sending messages to my browser's Java console. Why?

Govind Seshadri

There are no messages being sent to the Java console of your browser because the applet is not being executed within your browser's JVM.

Start the Java Plug-in ControlPanel manually, and enable the "Show Java Console" checkbox. Now, you should be able to see your messages when the applet executes within the Plug-in's jre.