Java no longer in Sys Prefs

chukronos

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 20, 2004
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Colleyville, TX
I enable and disable java in my system preferences. After upgrading to Yosemite, the option to click on Java is no longer in the system preferences.

Has it moved?

Do I need to reinstall it?
 
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MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
28
USA
The Java preferences pane moved out of System Preferences with the introduction of Java 7 by Oracle. What was left was a placeholder preferences pane that linked to Oracle's standalone external preferences utility. After a transition lasting years now, it appears that Apple made the decision that the placeholder was no longer necessary.
 

NoBoMac

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Staff member
Jul 1, 2014
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Still have the Oracle's Java icon in System Preferences. Maybe OP was running original Apple's version of Java and Apple pulled it once and for all during Yosemite install?
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
28
USA
NoBoMac is correct. My interminable Yosemite upgrade is finally complete. Oracle's Java placeholder preferences pane is where it has always been.