4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2012 2:33 PM by Linc Davis
Adrian Kelly Level 1 Level 1

Hi there, just got a new MacBook Pro and transferred all my ol settings from my last MacBook Pro (OS X 5.8), and it keeps asking me to download java runtime. After the Flashback kerfuffle I disabled and got rid of my java files. Do I need them now?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Solved by etresoft on Jul 6, 2012 2:12 PM Solved

Who is asking you to install Java? You don't need Java. You don't want any software that uses Java.

Reply by shldr2thewheel on Jul 6, 2012 1:29 PM Helpful

yes, you need java.

Reply by babowa on Jul 6, 2012 1:46 PM Helpful

If you try to open anything that requires it (and you don't have it), you will get a prompt to install it. Another way to check is to go to your Applications folder > Utilities > Java Preferences and open that. If you don't have it, you will get this prompt:


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As you can see, I don't have it and have not come across anything that needs it. The only thing you do need is Java Script which is different - it is by default enabled in Safari:


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I intend to only install Java if it is necessary and then, once done, try to disable it.

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