3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 9:04 AM by macjack
Lakebluffer Level 1 Level 1

Since downloading Mtn Lion OS X, several of my games won't load.

I've tried downloading the updated Java, and it now appears on my tool bar, but I can't get it to open/install/or whatever the **** you call it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9

    Which Java version did you DL? If it is Java 7-17 and you installed it, go to System Preferences > Java > Java Control Panel > Security and check mark "Enable Java COntent in browser".

  • Lakebluffer Level 1 Level 1

    I installed the most current version according to the Apple page (

    Java for OS X 2013-002

    by updating Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_43)

    Then it says: 

    On systems that have not already installed Java for OS X 2012-006, this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in. To use applets on a web page, click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle


    I haven't a clue as to what that means. 

    I went to system preferences and Java doesn't show up on it.... but it's in my dock. 

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9

    Lakebluffer wrote:


    I went to system preferences and Java doesn't show up on it.... but it's in my dock. 

    That's because you don't have Java 7.

    It means when you go to a web page that wants the Java plug-in there will be an area labeled "Missing plug-in"

    The last Java update disabled Java plug-in and removed Java Preferences.app from your Utilities folder.

    You can re-enable Java by following this support article



    Or, you can update to Oracle's Java 7 here



    In Java 7 The preferences will be in your System Preferences.


    Java 7_17 is the latest version of Java but since there are still vulnerabilities, it's best not to use it unless you really need it.