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Java runtime plugin 14.9 is installed on my Mac 10.8, but the plugin status report from Mozilla says I need to update it. How do I resolve this?

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Mozilla's plugin status report says that I need to update Java Runtime Environment, and that I am running version 14.9.0. But when I download the update, all I get is "Java 8 Update 40", which my computer says is an older version. I can't find any info on a later version than 14.9. Nor can I find this plugin in my computer -- it does not appear in the System Preferences window, or in the Applications Folder (including in Utilities). How do I clear this up? (Note: I disabled Firewall).

Mozilla's plugin status report says that I need to update Java Runtime Environment, and that I am running version 14.9.0. But when I download the update, all I get is "Java 8 Update 40", which my computer says is an older version. I can't find any info on a later version than 14.9. Nor can I find this plugin in my computer -- it does not appear in the System Preferences window, or in the Applications Folder (including in Utilities). How do I clear this up? (Note: I disabled Firewall).

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As a Windows user, I have to plead ignorance about those specific details of OSX. Hopefully you'll get help from the Apple experts.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
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Application

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  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/36.0.4/Darwin/en-US/

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Javascript

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Graphics

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Misc

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jscher2000
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Hmm, Java 8 Update 40 should be the current version for both Windows and Mac. Do you recall where you got a version 14.9 -- was it part of an Apple update instead of coming from Oracle (which now operates java.com)?

I see similar threads on Apple's discussion forums but can't personally confirm whether the solutions work. For example:

Hmm, Java 8 Update 40 should be the current version for both Windows and Mac. Do you recall where you got a version 14.9 -- was it part of an Apple update instead of coming from Oracle (which now operates java.com)? I see similar threads on Apple's discussion forums but can't personally confirm whether the solutions work. For example: * https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6857925#27894419 * https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6861354#27780165

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Jscher2000, thx so much for this. The 1st link seemed more useful to me at this point -- but I got stuck at not being able to locate "Devices" either in System Pref's or in Applications/Utilities. It just doesn't show up. I sent CBella a response with my latest dilemma. I really appreciate you fast response.

I also tried going into Utilities/Terminal (another option some have suggested), but I always get stuck at the password -- I am using the password I always use for changes in this computer, but it is not accepted.

Jscher2000, thx so much for this. The 1st link seemed more useful to me at this point -- but I got stuck at not being able to locate "Devices" either in System Pref's or in Applications/Utilities. It just doesn't show up. I sent CBella a response with my latest dilemma. I really appreciate you fast response. I also tried going into Utilities/Terminal (another option some have suggested), but I always get stuck at the password -- I am using the password I always use for changes in this computer, but it is not accepted.
jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
7781 solutions 63380 answers

Chosen Solution

As a Windows user, I have to plead ignorance about those specific details of OSX. Hopefully you'll get help from the Apple experts.

As a Windows user, I have to plead ignorance about those specific details of OSX. Hopefully you'll get help from the Apple experts.

Question owner

Jescher2000, in case you don't see my other post, I just wanted to let you know that my issues are finally resolved. The old Java is out, the new is in! And no more spinning wheel -- so far.

The link you provided, and the follow ups they gave, worked for me.

I appreciate your help.

Jescher2000, in case you don't see my other post, I just wanted to let you know that my issues are finally resolved. The old Java is out, the new is in! And no more spinning wheel -- so far. The link you provided, and the follow ups they gave, worked for me. I appreciate your help.