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I have fresh mac and don't want to break anything so here's kind of silly question from someone who calls himself java developer.

I've installed newest JDK from Oracle 1.7.10 and I can confirm that it was installed successfully by running java -version in console. However I cannot run IntelliJ application which I've also installed because window pops up asking me: "To open “IntelliJ IDEA 12 CE,” you need a Java runtime. Would you like to install one now?"

It is kind of nasty because if I agree to install it then from what I know it will install some Mac JRE version 6 something and this is rather useless for me - that's why I didn't click it.

I've exported path export JAVA_HOME="/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_10.jdk/Contents/Home" but it didn't help and I still cannot run IntelliJ via Applications.

So what should I do? I'm not in rush for setting up this machine so I'd rather ask and wait than install some useless jre.

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It turns out that this popup doesn't install apple's JRE but installs some update and after that update everything works fine.

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