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Rolling Back Java

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Tim\'s Tree Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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Jun 15, 2012 2:15 PM

I did Apple's update for Java yesterday (1.6.0_33).  Now none of the sites that I must use that require Java work. 

 

In Safari the Java applet logo appears on the page, I click to load it and instead the applet, it just disappears with no trace left on the page.  Very similar behavior in Chrome and Firefox. 

 

I searched for the previous updater to see if that would work, however, it just appears now to redirect to the current updater.

 

Any suggestions on what I can do?

 

Thanks,

Tim

 

P.S. Yes to those will say it, I understand the dangers of going back to a previous version of Java, but I have no choice but to try, I simply cannot do my work anymore with the current version. 

Mac OS X (10.7.3), 5 GB RAM
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Does this page work?

    http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp

     

    Try rearranging the order of the JRE's in Java Preferences so that the 32-bit one is on top.

     

    What pages don't work?

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Java Update 1 (.29) is on the Apple Downloads site. I imagine you would have to uninstall Java somehow. I believe installing the 10.7.4 update would likely remove Java.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 5:22 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Click on the download button instead of the link.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Jun 15, 2012 6:24 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Make sure you have a bootable backup before you attempts this.  There is no simple way to uninstall a java installation since it has stuff installed in a lot of different places in the OS.  So unless the older java installer (a) doesn't have a version check prohibiting it from installing in the first place and (b) installs all the same stuff the newer installer installed in the same locations, then there is no guarantees you will end up with a working java.  Thus you will have to revert from your bootable backup.

  • GGPP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Hi,

     

    Just came across this thread and hope you don't mind my asking (not wanting to hijack your thread, but it seems related). I'm wondering if you ever figured out the problem?

     

    While my issue doesn't involve work, it's annoying. I can't get into gaming rooms I used to have no problems with. In reading the forums on that site, it seems other Mac users are having the same issues and that it might be related to Java.

     

    I recently had my MacPro in for service (for a new video card) - it was updated to Snow Leopard 10.6.8. and the tech also updated everything else that needed updating.

     

    I tried rearranging the order of the JRE's in Java Preferences, but that didn't help. Wondering if I should try and go back to an older version of Java, if you did that and it worked?

  • GGPP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Hmmm - well, I may have to just sit tight and hope a solution shows itself - it seems like it has to, at some point.

     

    I use Adobe design software as well, though I don't have the suite, just individual programs, so I don't want to mess anything up either. Though I imagine you might be talking more about web work, and I design primarily for print, so ...

     

    I confess to not really understanding a word of what you wrote in the last paragraph. I can get around my Mac pretty well, but some things are too "techy" for me - like Virtualbox VM ... I have no idea what that is. But I'll ask my Mac tech friend what he suggests.

     

    Thanks for the reply.

  • _smed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Tim\'s Tree)

    Hi all,

     

    I just got a new Mac and was trying to launch Adobe (Omniture) Discover.

     

    I found Apple support article that helped re-enable Java 6 SE.

     

    Basically you have to download latest release of Java, then follow steps in terminal to get Java 6 working.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559?viewlocale=en_US

     

    Good luck.  Worked for me.

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