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kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have tried to download Java several times tonight and it keeps telling me I don't have the plug-in. I am reading it is because of a recent update to the Mac OS System.  Can anyone help me with this. I am running OSX 10.9. Thanks.


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  • 1. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    hands4 Level 4 Level 4 (2,215 points)

    To download and/or verify Java for Safari or Firefox see http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp.

     

    When I upgraded to Mavericks I had to install Java twice to get it to work with Safari and Firefox.  Why it worked the second time, I don’t know.  (The new 64-bit Java is incompatible with Chrome.)

  • 2. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your response. I tried to install it several times as well.  Each time I verified it - it would tell me I don't ahve the plug-in so I clicked on the box for the plug in and it has me re-install again.  This went on for a good hour the other night before I gave up.  I need to access a Training site and can not unless I have Java. I used to be able to access the site but it has been sometime so I am guessing I used to have Java but with all of the OS updates, I somehow lost Java.

  • 3. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)

    kellyfromfayetteville wrote:

     

    Thank you for your response. I tried to install it several times as well.  Each time I verified it - it would tell me I don't ahve the plug-in so I clicked on the box for the plug in and it has me re-install again.  This went on for a good hour the other night before I gave up.  I need to access a Training site and can not unless I have Java. I used to be able to access the site but it has been sometime so I am guessing I used to have Java but with all of the OS updates, I somehow lost Java.

     

    Mavericks (OS 10.9) does not come with Java.  You have to install it yourself, first into the operating system, then enabling it in the Safari browser.  Both steps must be done in order for the Java applet to work in Safari.  I found this page of info to be helpful:

     

    http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java_mac.xml#restore

     

    As of today, November 13, 2013, the most up to date version of Java is Java 7, Update 45, available from the Java website.  Java 7 is designed for use in OS 10.7 and higher, which means it should be used with Mavericks 10.9.  After you install Java in the system, you will have to go into the Safari Preferences (under the Security tab I think) and check the box that says Enable Java plugin or something to that effect, so that it works in your browser.

     

    As for your issue about not using Java for a long time, apparently Java inactivates the web applet if it isn't used for a while:

     

    Why will Applets not run after getting Java through Apple Software Update?

    Apple disables the Java plug-in and Webstart applications when the Java update is done using Software Update. Also, if the Java plug-in detects that no applets have been run for an extended period of time it will again disable the Java plug-in.

  • 4. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (5,490 points)

    You will likely need to install the latest Java 7 JRE *and* Java 7 SDK from Oracle. If you install just the JRE, you will continue to get prompts to download Java from Apple, which would still be Java 6. When you have installed the SDK and JRE, the Java plug-in will work in Safari -- though for security reasons, you probably should disable it.

     

    You may also need to place the /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines at the end of your PATH in .bashrc.

  • 5. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for the responses.  Can you tell me how to find Java 7 SDK? I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. I think that is what is happening is I download just Java 7 JRE and I then get prompts to download the plug in and I try that and it just has be download 7 all over again. thanks so much!

  • 6. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (5,490 points)

    You can find both the latest JDK and JRE 7 on Oracle's site. Click on the JDK Download link and then select the Mac OS X x64 7u45 release.

  • 7. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. I went to the site and downloaded the JDK link and I am still not able to access the site I need to. It still says I do not have the plug in.  The download said it was successful too so I am not sure what to do at this point.  I am pretty frustrated to say the least.

  • 8. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    MaggyPie Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Are you sure Java is enabled and being allowed to run by Safari? To check, open your Safari preferences and go to to the Security tab, then click 'Manage Website Settings', from here:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 03.20.37.png

    You should then see a page that looks like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 03.20.49.png

    If there's no button for Java, then it's not installed correctly. If there is a button, try changing the dropdown settings from 'Ask' to 'Allow'.

  • 9. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MaggyPie, I did what you suggested and as you suspected, it is not showing up in that list.  So, I am not installing it correctly even though it says it has installed correctly.  I still have the icon on my desktop and in my downloads. Any ideas on why it is not installing correctly?  Thank you!

  • 10. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    MaggyPie Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    That's strange... Try opening the Terminal and typing java -version to see if Java is installed at all. If it's not, a window like this will appear, and the system will install it for you:

    install-java-os-x-mavericks.jpg

    Good luck!

  • 11. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I tried doing what you suggest above and I can't seem to get that to work. I think it's time to ask someone who is much more technical than me to help me. I have spent so many hours searching the net for help and I just can't seem to get it to work. What's interesting is that I checked my other macbook pro that my kids and husband use  (but not on a regular basis) and it also doesn't have Java on it.  However, it does not have the latest version of OS yet because I have not yet installed it. I appreciate all of your help.

  • 12. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    AMDeeb Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hello Kellyfromfayetteville,

     

    I'm facing the same problem, https://discussions.apple.com/message/23798538#23798538 

     

    My other Mac gave me the same windowt that MaggyPie provided automatically after upgrading to Mavericks, but this one no.

  • 13. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    kellyfromfayetteville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Interesting....so it seems like there are probably a couple different issues since you can get Jave to install but not the plug in. I can't seem to get either to install.  You are 1 step ahead of me!

  • 14. Re: Java and Java Plug In with OSX 10.9
    MaggyPie Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Do you have a Java button in your System Preferences?

     

    If you click it, it will open the Java Control Panel, from which you can enable browser support. The window and tab you want look like this:

    Screen Shot 2013-11-17 at 01.32.07.png

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