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I can set the jre version from the Control Panel -> Java -> Java Runtime Environment Settings. But I cannot figure out how to change the Java Plug-in Version. I would like to use an earlier java plug-in version, like 1.5.0_12. How can I do that? Thanks

Here is the output in the Java Console:

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_19 Using JRE version 1.5.0_12-b04 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM

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I assume you're using Windows. Which web browser are you using? – hawkeye Oct 26 '13 at 9:20

The simplest way would probably be to uninstall Java JRE 1.6.0_19 and install Java JRE 1.5.0_12

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apparently Java detects the latest version and sets it as default. I had to uninstall all the way down to 5.0_12. Thanks. – artsince Jun 2 '10 at 11:48
Remove and Change are very deferent. – Lightly Salted Sep 9 '10 at 16:48


su - root


cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.Framework/Versions


rm CurrentJDK


ln -s 1.5.0 CurrentJDK
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