Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to Steve Beyer)
Something's amiss, since there's no Java prefPane associated with Java 6. That's a Java 7 item. If you meant the Java Preferences.app, that's a different story. One step would be to reinstall update 12 manually.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to baltwo)
Thank you for that clarification. Yes, I mean the Java Preferences.app in the Utlities folder. As you suggested, I downloaded and installed update 12 manually, but the problem persists -- Java Preferences just bounces uselessly in the dock.
Is there a way to download and reinstall Java Preferences.app? Is there another way to turn Java on when I need it to run a desktop app and then off again for security purposes? (I have Java disabled in all my browsers, but I'm a belt-and-suspenders kind of guy. :-) ) Any additional help would be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 14, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Steve Beyer)
Thanks for clearing up the confusion. Step one would be to move these to the Desktop from your user's /Library/Preferences/ folder and relaunch the app.
com.apple.java.JavaPreferences.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.plist from the ByHost subfolder
AFAICT, the app is included in the update. Alternatively, you could use Pacifist to extract it from the update package.27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2