Java Preferences

master7000

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Oct 13, 2009
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So my java hasn't worked on websites and such since the new one came out which is why I upgraded from SL to ML. Anyways I think I may be able to fix the problem in Java Preferences. However my window is smaller than the others that I have seen. Mine doesn't show the other options, just what java versions I have installed. Can someone help me?

Here is a screenshot:



That's all that mine shows.
 

GGJstudios

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So my java hasn't worked on websites and such since the new one came out which is why I upgraded from SL to ML.
Have you verified that you have Java enabled in Safari > Preferences > Security? For security reasons, you should leave it disabled until you visit a site that requires Java. Then enable it only for the duration of your visit.
 

Badagri

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How is Java 7 available? when I required Java, ML installed SE 6, 1.6.0.33-b03-424. Even the Java website tells you to get it from Apple SU.
 

Stooby Mcdoobie

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You can install the Java 7 runtime from Oracle's website if you want. Apple has decided, however, not to support Java 7 in OS X - it's possible they'll support it in OS 11.
 

master7000

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Have you verified that you have Java enabled in Safari > Preferences > Security? For security reasons, you should leave it disabled until you visit a site that requires Java. Then enable it only for the duration of your visit.
Well doing this I found out that it is a google chrome thing. Because that's the browser I usually use. Then when I went on a website that required java on safari it worked...

Now I really don't know what to do!
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Well doing this I found out that it is a google chrome thing. Because that's the browser I usually use. Then when I went on a website that required java on safari it worked...

Now I really don't know what to do!
It depends on which sites you frequent. I rarely encounter a website that requires that Java be enabled. I think that's true for most people. Your experience may differ. For the sites that require it, enable it in the browser that works best for you. After you leave the site, it's a good idea to disable it again until needed.
 

master7000

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Well it's a game I'm trying to play and the game doesn't work without it.