What are my options for using Java?

DaveTheRave

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My MacBook just updated to Safari 12 and now I can no longer use Java.

Current version of Firefox doesn’t support it either.

I need Java if I want to work remotely. The company I work for requires it in order for me to access my work PC from home.

Am I stuck using a Windows PC?
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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This may be a dumb question, but...
Can't you download a newer version of Java and install it?

If you open System Preferences, click Java, and then click "update", what does it say?
 

DaveTheRave

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I have the current version. The issue is Apple did something with Safari 12 that blocks Java plug ins.
 

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Earl Urley

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Sorry for the thread necromancy, but if you are running Mojave and need to run Java applications from the web, first install the latest Java from Oracle's website.

Then download Waterfox from this page:

https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/

Waterfox is a special 64-bit build of the original Firefox, rebuilt with more privacy and security considerations.

Java programs should run as they did before in Safari 11 and Firefox ESR 52 and earlier.

Safari 12 won't run Java until Oracle gets its **** together and starts whipping developers into bundling Java Web Start for the Mac with their products. Actually, before even that, they have to get Java Web Start developed and approved by Apple, as it looks like they may have to distribute through the App Store.

You also might have to go into the Java Control Panel in System Preferences and add exception sites to the whitelist if your Java apps don't have security certificates attached to them.
 
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