Widely-used object-oriented programming language, emphasizing portability.

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How can I prevent Ask.com Toolbar from being installed every time Java is updated?

As many are painfully aware of, Oracle continues to not only bundle the Java installation with the useless Internet browser toolbar from Ask.com, but also enable its installation by default. In ...
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Disable Java Plugin in Google Chrome?

This is the second time I've had a drive-by executable installed on my machine using the following: Google Chrome 6 (latest) Windows 7, UAC on This happened while I was browsing for images to add ...
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How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting

I've installed Java on Windows Vista, and every day I get a Vista security warning asking me if I want to run "jucheck". Apparently this is the Java automatic updater. Well, I don't want it to run ...
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How do I install the Sun/Oracle Java SDK on Ubuntu?

Since 11.10 Ubuntu does not provide the sun-java-jdk, how do I install it?
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How do I get Java support on Google Chrome in Linux?

Is there a way to run Linux Google Chrome with Java support?
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How do I switch between Java 7 and Java 6 on OS X 10.8.2?

I am using Java SE 7 to program simple games for windows and mac, but I have to switch to java 6 to run games such as Minecraft on my computer. This used to work just fine before I updated to Mac OS X ...
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What should I do about com.apple.quarantine?

I've downloaded some .jar files from the internet and want to use them under Mac OS X. But the OS seems to have tagged them with the extended attribute com.apple.quarantine (no indication of this ...
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Can I permanently prevent Java security updates from installing Yahoo Toolbar?

Each time I get a Java security update, I have to remember to untick the box to install the yahoo toolbar browser plugin that they've decided, for some mad reason, is an important security feature of ...
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Java update “Failed to download required installation files.”

On my Windows 7 machine the Java update consistently fails with this error message. (edit: The same thing happens on Windows 8). This seems to a common problem, does anyone have an insight into ...
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Can you configure Windows to open JAR files like ZIP files without a 3rd party tool?

I'd like to be able to examine the contents of a JAR file without having to install Winzip or some other tool and without having to rename the file. Windows Explorer can open ZIP files just fine; is ...
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Running Java7 in Chrome for Mac OS X (requires 64bit?

My home banking system requires Java for logging onto the bank - see https://www.nemid.nu/ for a description of the system (in Danish only). This worked fine in Chrome under Mac OS X until recently ...
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How to disable jusched.exe on Windows 7 64-bit?

I have recently purchased a new laptop from an OEM with Windows 7 64-bit. This system came pre-installed with (among other stuff) the Java Runtime Environment (64bit). This has put the "jusched.exe" ...
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Java Control Panel does not show Update tab on Windows 7 x64

I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64. I've installed JDK 1.6.0u25 in the 32-bit version first, and the 64-bit version on top. The Java Control Panel does not show anything about updates; I can't ...
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Windows 8 & Java Development

I'm considering to upgrade my PC to Windows 8, but I have one concern though. I haven't yet found any "confirmation", that the JDK and Eclipse will work on Windows 8. Have anyone tried to ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome — how can I fix this?

This used to work fine until a week or so ago, and I am not sure what has changed since then. I have just uninstalled what seems to be all the JVM stuff on my machine and reinstalled with the latest ...
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Where do I download Java development binaries (JDK) for Windows 7 64-bit?

I am trying to install a Java development environment on Windows 7 64-bit, but I am unable to find a suitable install. Is there one available?
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Windows 7 - How to pin a .jar to the taskbar?

I have a .jar that I run frequently, and I'd like to pin it to the taskbar. I've tried pinning the .jar itself, and I've tried pinning a .bat file that has the command to run the .jar, but it doesn't ...
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How can I set environment variables for GUI apps in OS X Mavericks?

I've been struggling to get an app to run in OS X Mavericks. I finally was able to get it to run by drilling into the .app bundle and running the shell script directly. It seems that JAVA_HOME needed ...
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How to force Java to use IPv4 instead IPv6?

My Java browser plug-in is no longer working. When I open a page that has a Java element, Java cannot connect to the server. After investigation, I found that Java was trying to use IPv6, while my ...
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Removing Java from OS X Lion

OS X Lion ships without Java now. Installing it is not very difficult - however, our product relies on Java so we need to test the scenario of not having Java installed. Once I've installed Java, is ...
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How to disable the Java “Security Warning” popup?

Is there a way to disable this Java Security popup? I only use sites on my intranet and each page is home to 40+ applets that generate a new ID with each load. Because of this, every time the page ...
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sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

I had already asked this question in Stack Overflow, but I've been asked to post it here. So doing the same. I ran this command using my java program- sudo -u <username> -S pwd I got this ...
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Does Android or Java use more power since it's running on a virtual machine?

Since Android applications run on a JVM (Dalvik VM) which is basically a virtual processor, and every virtual instruction has to be mapped to the underlying chipset's native instruction, does this ...
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What is the task “java” (parent process “launchd”) doing on MacOS X?

I have a process called "java" showing up in my Activity Monitor that uses a good amount of CPU (4 - 8% average, 20 - 80% on occasion). It reports that "launchd" is its parent process. Any idea what ...
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How to “jail” Java applications in OS X?

Is it possible to "jail" Java applications? My bank has an applet that requests "unrestricted access" to my computer. That makes me feels very uneasy. There should be a way to tell the java ...
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Switching between Java 7 and 8 in OS X

I have installed Java-8. Now I wanted to go back to Java-7 by default so I type in... /usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.7.0_40 --exec java -version /usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.7.0_40 --exec javac -version ...
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How do I uninstall Java6 from Mac OS X

With the end of public updates for Java 1.6 in February, and the long list of security updates on the later 1.7, I am inclined to remove Java 1.6 and the JDK permanently from my Mac, if only I knew ...
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Zombie process using 100% CPU

A zombie process, which should not be using any resources (RAM and CPU), is hogging up an entire core on my 8-core 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop installation. This is the output of ps -el|grep Z: F S ...
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Java 7 update issues

I have been trying to log into a work presentation for three days. The site keeps prompting me to download Java 7u6, but when I follow the prompts it comes up with an error message reading: ...
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How to know that Java is installed in a Linux system?

I am using Ubuntu. How to know if Java is installed ?
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Does Snow Leopard provide Java 6 for 32-bit machines?

There has been some speculation that Apple's Snow Leopard would finally include a version of Java 6 that works on 32-bit Intel hardware. Now that the OS has been released, can anybody confirm whether ...
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SQL Developer Error Messages: “Enter the full pathname for java.exe” and “Cannot find a J2SE SDK installed at path”

Yesterday, I downloaded SQL Developer 3 with SDK and was able to use it just fine. After shutting down my PC last night and booting it up again this morning, every time I try to run it, I get this ...
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Alternatives to Oracle JRE

I would like to uninstall as many Oracle products from my computer as possible because I don't like that company. However, I require Java for some of my applications, e.g. Eclipse. What alternatives ...
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Java 1.6 on Mac OS X 10.5?

I'm running OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel iMac and don't have any immediate plans to upgrade to Snow Leopard. Am I able to upgrade Java to 1.6 somehow? The release notes on Apple's website for Java are ...
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Which trusted root certificates are included in Java?

Which trusted root certificates are included in Java, specifically Sun Java and IBM Java? How can I get the list myself? Does Java on Windows use certificates from operating system?
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in Windows command line: How to know the path of a command?

I have some program in many places (it is the java command).. I am starting this command from CMD. the problem is, I need to know exactly the path of the java command being run.. (If you know unix, I ...
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How to uninstall Java SE from the command line

Oracle states that the Java SE installer is built using MSI, but the help page, rather unhelpfully doesn't list uninstall options. I need to do a command line uninstall, and I can't figure out or ...
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netbeans (java) shows empty window in tiling window manager (awesome wm)

I use the "awesome" (tiling) window manager (with default config) and want to run netbeans (java app). But the window is completely grey. The installer window was it too, so i installed under KDE. I ...
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Find out what program runs in the java.exe process

I have a problem: always when my computer starts, there is a java.exe process listening in the port 7676. I want to find out what it is to be able to delete it. Is there any way that I can find that ...
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What is the path for JDK on Windows 7 64-bit?

When I work with the JDK, it says that javac is not recognized as an internal or external command. What shall I do? What is the path for jdk1.6.0_21?
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Identifying lost physical memory

I am having issues with a server running out of physical memory and I'm having troubles discerning whether it is from my application's Java process or something else on the server. Let's take the ...
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No Java Applet support for Mac OS-X on Chrome 10.7.5 after 2012-006 update

Since the 2012-006 update to Apple Java, the Java Preferences pane has disappeared. Apple says that you install the latest version of Java from Oracle in order to reinstate support for Applets. But ...
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Poor Flash performance on Mac OS X?

I've been using Mac OS for almost 3 years now. What I have noticed couple of months ago, and what annoys me more and more over time, is that any Adobe Flash applications, content or adverts on website ...
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Why is java -version returning a different version to the one defined in JAVA_HOME?

My JAVA_HOME is set to C:\bea\jdk150_10\bin (Java 1.5). However, when I run java -version I get the following: java version "1.6.0_22" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_22-b04) Java ...
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Auto-restart process on crash [duplicate]

I have a Java server process which runs native code and the possibility of the entire process crashing due to a problem in native code is always there. Is there any mechanism offered by *nix operating ...
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Uninstall Java on Mac OS X?

I'm working on a trouble shooting document for some desktop software that runs in Java. One of the last resort steps is to completely uninstall and reinstall the Java runtime. In Windows XP this can ...
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How do I run a JAR file without installing Java?

My question may seem odd but this is indeed what I need to do. For the first in the last (maybe) 10 years I have to run a JAR file in my computer. But I don't want to install 'the Java' (and all those ...
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Switching from Java 1.7 to Java 1.6 in Windows 7

I changed the JAVA_HOME and Path Variable pointing to my Java 1.6 Location from Java 1.7-> tried checking the version using java -version. It showed Java 1.7. Next, tried deleting the Java 1.7 ...
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Microsoft JScript compilation error

For the past month until now, I'm getting the follow dialog from time to time. Probably few times a week. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with all latest updates, and Java 6U29 (1.6.0_29-b11) ...
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Are there any credit cards that run Java? [closed]

When installing Java I noticed credit cards listed among the devices that run Java. Is this true? How do they work?