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Has apple blocked Java 6?

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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
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    Apr 7, 2013 9:02 PM (in response to Klaus Blume)

    Klaus Blume wrote:

     

    My current version of Java is 1.7.0_17-b02, which exceeds the minimum requirements listed in the XProtec.meta.plist. Safari is still blocking Java...

     

    Your profile says you are running Lion and this is a Snow Leopard forum, but I guess we can let it go.

     

    Agree that it should be working for you as long as you have it enabled for browser use. Exactly what do you see when Safari goes to How do I test whether Java is working on my computer?

    In any case, my plist file is locked. How do I edit it?

    And what plist file would that be?

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Thanks for your reply. I didn’t realize this was a Snow Leopard forum. In the search I asked for “Java Plugin not loading,” and this forum popped up.

     

    In any case, yes, I have gone to the Java site, and it tells me that “Java is not enabled.” I went to the Prefs in Safari, and discovered that it WAS enabled. I then disabled it, quit Safari, restarted. Went to Prefs, enabled again, quit Safari, then restarted. All to no avail...

     

    Do I need to through out the preference file, and let Safari rebuild it again?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Klaus

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Sorry, I forgot to mention the plist:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtec.meta.pl ist

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Klaus Blume)

    Klaus Blume wrote:

     

    Thanks for your reply. I didn’t realize this was a Snow Leopard forum. In the search I asked for “Java Plugin not loading,” and this forum popped up.

    There are a couple of problems with posting here. Snow Leopard users must use Java SE 6 and restoring their plug-ins are a much different type of issue. Secondly, you will only get attention from those of us already watching this entry and a few who may have found it as you did. You'll get a lot more attention from a new post or at the least one that involves Java 7 users.

    In any case, yes, I have gone to the Java site, and it tells me that “Java is not enabled.” I went to the Prefs in Safari, and discovered that it WAS enabled. I then disabled it, quit Safari, restarted. Went to Prefs, enabled again, quit Safari, then restarted. All to no avail...

     

    Do I need to through out the preference file, and let Safari rebuild it again?

    Does it say "Java is not enabled" or "Missing Plug-in ↓"? If you click on those words, what happens?

     

    It should not be necessary to restart between changing the settings. In my experience they are effective immediately. I doubt that deleting the pref file will help, but the worst thing that can happen is you have to restore any setting changes you have made. As I recall, there are multiple pref files.

    Sorry, I forgot to mention the plist:

     

    /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtec.meta.pl ist

    Since you say you have the latest version, nothing you do to this file will help you as it's not being blocked by it. In my personal experience, the advice on deleting or modifying this file is ill advised as it's there to protect you from multiple types of malware and changing the file could leave you wide open to attack.

     

    Did you ever have Java 6 installed on this Mac or migrate to it from a previous computer or OS X?

  • Klaus Blume Level 2 Level 2 (305 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Thank you for your advice. I actually used a little program “Easy Find,” which also shows all the hidden files, and threw out everything that had “Java” in it, then did a fresh install.

     

    I will take your advice, and now ‘migrate’ to the Java 7 section...

     

    Thanks again...

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)
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    Apr 8, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to Klaus Blume)

    Klaus Blume wrote:

     

    Thank you for your advice. I actually used a little program “Easy Find,” which also shows all the hidden files, and threw out everything that had “Java” in it, then did a fresh install.

    Good thing you did a fresh install as some of those things are normally found in all versions of OS X, even if you never installed Java.

    I will take your advice, and now ‘migrate’ to the Java 7 section...

    Drop back by and let us know where you went so we can continue to follow...

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