1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 5, 2013 3:31 PM by John Galt
audreyfromcolumbia Level 1 Level 1

Do I need to and how do I disable Java??

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    If you do not require Java it is best to leave it disabled in Safari and any other browser you may use.


    In Safari, make Safari Preferences look like this:


    un-check Java.png


    Your version of Safari for Leopard may look a little different, but find the checkbox for "Enable Java" and un-check it.


    JavaScript is unrelated to Java and you may leave it enabled.


    Also, if you have a Java Runtime installed, disable it. To do that go to your Utilities folder and open Java Preferences.


    If you see the following dialog box


    Screen Shot 2013-03-05 at 6.24.21 PM.png


    ... then click Not Now and you're finished.


    If you see the following instead


    Java Preferences.png


    ... then un-check that box.