5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2013 1:07 PM by Robert Grossman
Robert Grossman Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

I installed the latest security update yesterday.  I now have Safari 6.0.3 and Java 1.7 Update 17 on MacOS 10.7.5.  When I use Safari 6.0.3 to go to a page that displays an applet that requires Java, e.g., http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp, I see "Inactive Plug-in" displayed where the applet should be.  Java is enabled in my browser. 

 

This same event happened twice in January.  Both times, Apple disabled Java without telling any of its users, then issued a new update a few days later that reenabled it.  In the meantime, there was a huge amount of confusion as users tried to figure out why programs that used to work fine suddenly stopped working.

 

I know enough that I can work around the problem by reverting to Safari 5.1.7.  Not everyone is in the same boat. 

 

APPLE'S POLICY OF UNILATERALLY DISABLING ITS CUSTOMERS' JAVA IS FRUSTRATING, INFURIATING, AND UNACCEPTABLE.

 

Can anyone tell me when I will be able to go back to Safari 6?


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.5)