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I have just ran through the installer for JDK 1.7.0_05, downloaded from, but my Mac is still indicating that the preinstalled JDK 1.6.0_33 is installed:

MacBook-Air:~ $ javac -version
javac 1.6.0_33

Can someone please help?

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Go to the Java Preferences app in the Utilities folder and move "Java SE 7" to the top of the list.

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Awesome! Easy fix. – ajnet Jun 26 '12 at 0:47

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