Computer stuck on updating screen
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I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.
I'd be curious to know from Mac OSXHints users whether they are experiencing this problem in the first place and if the workaround works for you, too.
I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even exists.
Then I remembered the difference between 'System' Java, Java plugins, and Java development kits.Web applets still use the up to date, secure version 1.7 plugin.[crarko adds: I believe Oracle has said that eventually Java will no longer support applets at all, on any platform.] A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri.For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this.
It's inevitable that older software becomes obsolete, the same way older hardware does.The first thing is that you have to do some configuring of both Java and Safari to get the applet to run at all.Once that was all done, I could log in from all my Macs, fire up the applet and establish a secure connection. I made sure that the Safari and Java preferences were set the same on each machine but still no joy.I use the same mechanism to launch 'site specific browsers apps' created by Fluid.