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I would like to use a banking application in my browser. When I try to run it, I get this dialog box:

It appears you are using 64-bit Java. This system is designed for 32-bit Java only. Please use 32-bit browser (Windows), or select 32-bit Java (MAC).

It doesn't matter whether I use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, I get the same eror. How can I make this run on any of these browsers? (One is enough.)

I am using:

  • Mac OS 10.6.8
  • Chrome 16.0.912.75
  • Firefox 7.0.1
  • Safari 5.1.2
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  • First thing, make sure you're using the latest verison: support.apple.com/kb/DL1421 – skub Jan 16 '12 at 19:44
  • Can a 64-bit browser instantiate a 32-bit JRE on OS X? You might need to make sure your browser is running in 32-bit mode, which (IIRC) can be done from it's properties window (e.g. "Get Info"). – afrazier Jan 16 '12 at 20:56
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From the Finder menu:

Go - > Utilities -> Java Preferences

Make sure you have both versions checked and drag them in the order you want them to be loaded. In your case, drag the 32-bit version to the top (opposite of mine).

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