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If you Google — java bad — you will receive more information to answer your question. Please specify what Java does and does not, and if my Mac needs it, how could I figure it out.


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Thanks for posting this. Even then you have to keep it updated to maintain it. Do you know if Appdelete would work as thoroughly as you describe for Java? AppDelete should be able to do the job. You do not need it. Never mind. I have just the opposite problem — getting Java to work reliably.

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I generally only want it for the Newsday and syndicated NY Times crossword puzzles, but it comes and goes on various browsers — Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. Currently it is working sometimes on Safari, sometimes not. Is there some other Mac browser that lets Java work more consistently? These demands will occur from x and I can do nothing until I keep hitting return. I hope this works because I detest this program and, since I am not someone who is able to easily deal with these things, want it GONE forevermore.

Well, it did not work. Seems as though I should trash this POS also.

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Found more java crapola in Preferences. Dumped all those. Next startup should be interesting.

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I wish I could find out which one it is because it is the only reason why I continue to reinstall Legacy Java. Does anyone know how to find what app requires it????

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Does anyone know how to find what app requires it? We resolved issues with Git Credential Manager by properly uninstalling and reinstalling Java. Name required. Mail will not be published required. All Rights Reserved. Note that, in some cases, a Destination Select window appears.

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This is a bug, as there is only one option available. If you see this window, select Install for all users of this computer to enable the continue button. A window appears which says "Installer is trying to install new software. Type your password to allow this. The software is installed and a confirmation window appears.


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Click the ReadMe for more information about the installation. When launching a Java application through the command line, the system uses the default JDK. But this solved mine. I believe the problem is navigating to the correct directory Once you are where you are supposed to be you can run the sudo commands to remove whichever versions of java you want to remove.

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In fact, Java 8. I dunno why it got automatically updated to For installing, run the apparently useless commands mentioned in the question. Java will still work in the terminal, but then the installer will allow you to install the right version, 1. Now, disable the updates, if you don't want to break your apps again.

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Java is a security threat, it should be updated monthly, so make sure that it is disabled in your browser. Which is another wrong version. Anyway, the important is that now your Java apps are working, make sure the browser plugin is disabled for your security. By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Ask Question. The official instructions to remove Java are: If I run my Java apps with java -jar from the terminal they work.