I've downloaded Java 7 Update 9 from java.com. I've installed it. I can see the icon in my System Preferences.
So now I quit and reopen Safari v6.0.2 and try to use Java and I get a dialog asking my to install and older version of java.
So I think, ok... well let's try Chrome and I get some message saying Chrome is crappy.
So I look for 64-bit Chrome and google says FU, between 2009 and 2012 we don't want to do anything.
So I hate to, but I download Firefox. I get the same Java 6 dialog...
I need Java for my work's VPN. How do I get an updated, not full of bugs Java that's already installed as a plugin to work in a browser?