More Java confusion

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carpetboy, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. carpetboy macrumors newbie

    carpetboy

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    I'm a new convert having PC's from the beginning. Getting my new iMac up to speed I downloaded the OS X version of the Logitech Harmony Remote Software. When I start to install I get the following message:

    To open “Logitech Harmony Remote Software,” you need a Java runtime. Would you like to install one now?

    I am confused about the recent Java issues. Is it safe to install? Do I change Firefox Browser settings if I do install?

    Comments and advice are appreciated.

    iMac mid 2011
    OS X 10.7.3
    Firefox 12
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

    Comeagain?

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    It is safe to download. It comes straight from Apple, and it won't change firefox settings. Firefox settings refer to Javascript.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Disabling Java (not JavaScript) in your browser is recommended, but running Java apps on your computer is fine.
     
  4. carpetboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    carpetboy

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    When you say "Disabling Java in your browser is recommended" do you mean the Java Applet Plug In? Thanks for the response.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    For Safari users, go to Safari > Preferences > Security and uncheck "Enable Java". I'm guessing Firefox has an equivalent setting.
     

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