5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 6:03 PM by Courcoul
DaniellaMorais Level 1 (0 points)

Hello everyone,


I am new here and using a macbook!


To use my internet bank I need to download the Java for OS X Lion and install, the problem is... when I dowload it and try to install my Mac says that a newest version is already instaled, but when I go to Applications, utilities there aren't the "Java preferences" option.


Can you guys help me??


p.s.: It was working a feel days ago (Java Preferences was there)... I don't remember what I did to remove. =/





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,201 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    The most recent Java deleted Java Preferences, but you can use it as normal because Java still works without this

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,977 points)

    Apple decided to let Oracle, Java's owner and creator, to take over control and updating of the instance used in the Macs. Much better than the roll-your-own, wildly-outdated version Apple used to put out.


    When the new Oracle version gets installed, it indeed erases the former Java Preferences app in Utilities. But replaces it with a Java perfpane in System Preferences, that pops up a Java Control Panel that gives you all or more fine tuning capabilities. So look there.

  • DaniellaMorais Level 1 (0 points)

    But I didn't install any Oracle version in my computer. =/

  • DaniellaMorais Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Mende1!

    Ok that Java will work, but I need to enable the pluggings to access my intenet banking.

  • Courcoul Level 6 (12,977 points)

    DaniellaMorais wrote:


    But I didn't install any Oracle version in my computer. =/

    Well, you'd better! At this point, the only Java version meant for the Mac is Oracle Java version 7 update 9. And the new security policy adopted by Apple after this Spring's disastrous hack involving Flash and maybe Java is to block/disable those products automatically unless they're at the latest patch level.