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Java on Macintosh OS X 10.7 and Up

This document covers how to get Java working on Macintosh systems that are running OS X 10.7 and up.

After Apple's Java 2012-006 update Java will be removed from the Mac, and it will be up to the user to install Java separately. Apple has transitioned away from their homespun Java, and are now having Oracle develop the software.

When navigating to a page with Java after the update you will see "Missing Plug-in" where you previously saw content.

To fix this as stated before install Java from Oracle directly.
Here are the steps to follow to install Java.

1.) Click on the "Missing Plug-in" message.

2.) When prompted select "More Info..." this will take you to the Oracle download.

3.) Download the installer file.

4.) When the installer is downloaded open the installer package. NOTE: Before you open the file please close your browser.

5.) When the installer has launched click "Continue".

6.) Click "Install".

7.) When prompted put your Macintosh password in, and select "Install Software".

8.) Wait for the installer to finish.

9.) Close the installer.

10.) Go back to the site where you were having issues with Java content. Oracle Java will now ask if you want to run the Java application on the page. If the software is safe to run click "Run".

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Owner:Zach G.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-10-18 15:04 CSTUpdated:2019-06-17 07:12 CST
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