9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 4:53 AM by Nicla
Nicla Level 1 (0 points)

Does anyone know if I can download this version of Java - for OS X 2012-005 - the new Java update is a total mess for me and is preventing me from working remotely...  :-( really need to go back to older Java, don't have the Time Machine set up ...  Thx

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Hello, are you sure that Java isn't just disabled in your Mac?


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  • Nicla Level 1 (0 points)


    No. It's not disabled. I was able to log in & work just fine yesterday before I run the update. Today after the update and following the instruction (To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle), I can connect and see the usual Java logo spinning but my keyboard and mouse are not working on the computer I am remotely connected to - the mouse goes in and out of sight and the keybord is not connected at all - cannot type a word...

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    I wonder if it's a variation of this, of which I've seen many different symptoms...

    http://km.support.apple.com/library/APPLE/APPLECARE_ALLGEOS/TS4135/TS4135_01-osx _1072-login_window-001-en.png



    Move the mouse or trackpad cursor over the center area of the login window so you can see the user icons. Click on the icon of the user that you would like to login as, type in the user's password, and press Return.

    If the login window is configured to show only the name and password fields, type in the user's name and password into the fields, and press Return (even if you cannot see the rest of the login window).

    Additional Information

    This issue will not occur if the display is not sleeping when the account is logged out. Use the steps below to confirm that the account is not configured to log out automatically while the display is sleeping:

    1. Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General.  Click the padlock to unlock the preference pane and enter your admin password. Click the Advanced button at the bottom, then see if the option "Log out after N minutes of inactivity" (where N is the number of minutes) is enabled.
    2. Open System Preferences > Energy Saver and configure Display Sleep to occur after the account is logged out, by dragging the slider to a number of minutes that is greater than N was set to in the previous step.

    Important: If automatic log out is not needed, disable "Log out after Nminutes of inactivity" in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. This will also prevent the issue.


  • Nicla Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank You!

    Unfortunately I am not able to enter my admin password after the first command - any idea why?

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)

    …the new Java update is a total mess for me and is preventing me from working remotely..

    This might be the key. BTW, I don't do anything remotely, so this is just my SWAG! 

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,784 points)

    The password is not displayed when you type it.

  • Nicla Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh my gosh ! you just saved my life !!

    the link you sent me and the help ... I REALLY REALLY APPRECIATE IT...

    I don't know what I did and don't want to know - but I can access my computer at work, change the quality of the screen and TYPE !!


  • Nicla Level 1 (0 points)


    You Helped me a few months ago with Java on my Mac.

    I am not sure what I closed in my desktop but I have not be able to connect because it seemed I was not running Java. Unfortunately, I tried to re-do the same steps you help me with but it doesn't seem to work.

    it is because the newest Java.

    I have the same problem and I am not sure what is the little box I closed - it started appearing when I first fix ...

    anyhelp would be appreciated