Thank you, But unfortunately it only partially helps and actually I had tried it before I wrote my question.
The referenced KB article helps get rid of the java 7 version BUT without a new java 6 to replace it I am still lost!
The problem i have is finding the java 6 (or for example: Java for OSX 2012-004) to install!
Anybody else with ideas etc?
To remove the Java installed, using the Terminal application enter the following commands :
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/*.jdk
sudo rm -rf /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/*.jdk
sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefpane
You'd then download this Java 1.6.0_45 updater :
Using the Terminal application type java -version to verify. This update does not come with Java SE 6 applet plug-in enabled, so you might need to follow some steps from the article mentioned by the previous poster.
Thank you BUT as I have said the issue I have is not removing the java elements. Use of the terminal and the clear commands is actually very easy to follow.
And yes, I know about the standard Java updater that leads to the current version of Java provided by Oracle.
BUT Java 6 was actually provided by Apple and I can't seem to find any Apple Java updater. The previous comments don't help me find that earlier linkages that have now seem to have disappeared too.
Does anybody know where Apple Java could be?
Thanks everybody so far!
I think I've found the Java for OS X 2012-002 package.
I had some warning when I opened the disk image, but others report it can be ignored.
It may be what you had been looking for, as it might be the last release with applet plug-in enabled. Hope this helps.
I may be reading this the wrong way, but I don't think that is an Apple download page. Supportdownload.apple.com? When I go to apple.com/support, and download a file, the url is support.apple.com/downloads. I'm not saying something fishy is going on, but I would like to visit the webpage where the download is coming from before downloading and opening an executable file on my computer. Can you give us a bit more infromation about where this came from?
The link is Apple valid, as per the top level domain. That said, I'd note that this is a Java version with security flaws, and it's intended for those that want the old Java functionality for whatever reasons (e.g. starting Java apps with .jnlp etc. )
To be honest I don't recall where I got it from. I remember doing lot of searching around for the old version, which has the web plug-in enabled. It seems that the policy is to remove old file download pages, but for the actual downloadables to be still online.
The path I ended up myself though, has been to install both Oracle Java and Java 6 2013-003 update, then follow the procedure to restore the plug-in functionality.
Message was edited by: ekokkoris ( corrected spelling for Java Web Start )