My configuration: four separated (multilingual) joomla websites in one webspace. One of the sites in the root and three URL redirects pointing to maps containing Joomla 3.x installations. Each site contains a JCE. Only the editor in the site in the root functions flawlessly. The other three (redirected) show no icons and thus only raw HTML can be used. Tiny-MCE gives no problems. No Java or CSS compression. Can't find the solution to this problem, please help!

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EUREKA !!!! the solution: When Joomla is installed it has SEF-URL (search engine friendly - URL) enabled. And don't ask me why but that caused the JCE not to function in the redirected sites. So disabling "search engine friendly" URL in Global Configuration restored JCE's Function. Thanks to the "Hyde-design" page that put me on the right track. References: http://www.hyde-design.co.uk/joomla-training/sef-joomla/urls-

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    I don't know mate... Disabling SEF URLs is not recommended practice to begin with, but if makes you happy, who am I to complain...
    – Mikan
    Feb 4, 2016 at 15:14
  • I've been longing to ask you the minute I saw your question: Why exactely do you have 4 Joomla installations? Please don't tell me for multilingual reasons, cause one Joomla installation can handle hundred languages... ANd what did you mean by "three URL redirects"? What kind of redirects, where do you use 'em and why?
    – Mikan
    Feb 4, 2016 at 15:30

Depending on your hosting setup you may need to enable RewriteBase in the .htaccess file of the sub directory Joomla installs.

For example, uncomment and change this:

# RewriteBase /

to this:

RewriteBase /subdir1


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