9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2013 9:22 PM by auron1420
bwill0602 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a open bin in my dock related to java and it will not go away. Force quitting, rebooting doesn't help.

When I open it in Finder a Java script opens.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • bwill0602 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is using over 400MB virtual memory. Any help shutting this down?

    When opened in Finder this is the thread:





    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/java ; exit;

    users-imac:~ owner1$ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/java ; exit;

    Usage: java [-options] class [args...]

               (to execute a class)

       or  java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...]

               (to execute a jar file)


    where options include:

        -d32          use a 32-bit data model if available

        -d64          use a 64-bit data model if available (implies -server, only for x86_64)

        -client      to select the "client" VM

        -server      to select the "server" VM

        -jvm      is a synonym for the "client" VM  [deprecated]

        -hotspot      is a synonym for the "client" VM  [deprecated]

                      The default VM is client.


        -cp <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>

        -classpath <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>

                      A : separated list of directories, JAR archives,

                      and ZIP archives to search for class files.


                      set a system property


                      enable verbose output

        -version      print product version and exit


                      require the specified version to run

        -showversion  print product version and continue

        -jre-restrict-search | -jre-no-restrict-search

                      include/exclude user private JREs in the version search

        -? -help      print this help message

        -X            print help on non-standard options



                      enable assertions



                      disable assertions

        -esa | -enablesystemassertions

                      enable system assertions

        -dsa | -disablesystemassertions

                      disable system assertions


                      load native agent library <libname>, e.g. -agentlib:hprof

                        see also, -agentlib:jdwp=help and -agentlib:hprof=help


                      load native agent library by full pathname


                      load Java programming language agent, see java.lang.instrument


                      show splash screen with specified image



    [Process completed]

  • openend Level 1 (0 points)

    Same exact issue.  I just ran the latest OS updates this morning, and am now stuck with "bin" running in my dock, and also using around 400mb of real memory according to Activity Monitor.  If I try and quit, it just reopens again...

  • bwill0602 Level 1 (0 points)

    FYI - I re-installed Java and it seemed to take care of my issue for now.

  • nb @ richard gibson architects Level 1 (0 points)



    we have the same problem on our 2007 Imac running Snow Leopard.  After a recent sorftware update a bin file relating to Java appeared in the dock that can't be turned off, deleted and prevents turing off the computer.  Force quit menu can't even shift it!  I shut the machine down by holding the power button but on restart it's gone from the dock but still prevents the machine form shutting down normally.


    You say reinstaling Java fixed it...how do you do this as a new software update won't let you reinstall anything that's already been downloaded?


    thanks in advance..



  • samuelleach Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue.


    @bwill0602, could you specify which Java you reinstalled?

  • bwill0602 Level 1 (0 points)

    I wish I could help but I asked my IT guy to do it and he took care of it. I will try to get answers from him

  • sunflower50 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too have the same problem. However I contacted Apple Supprt and had to reinstall a disk, but now I can't remember which one. This happened a month ago and came back again today. Frustrated!!

  • Tim - HJ61 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this same issue. I managed to get rid of it a week or so ago, but now have updated to Mavericks and it has reapplied.


    When I updated to Mavericks, the installer wanted me to insall a copy of Java in order to make sure the Adobe apps such as Dreamweaver would work. This overwrote/updated the previous version of Java 1.6 which I had successfully got functioning correctly.   I thought I had deleted some preference files to get rid of this annoyance in the past, but now can't recall what I removed and reset!


    running java -version in Terminal shows Java is found and appears to be functional.



  • auron1420 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just logged on to a Minecraft world and with mods then without and now again. I deleted all my downloads of anything on my computer but it still wont let me just take it out of my dock.