If you’ve recently noticed that Java Apps/Applets are not working in Safari or Firefox on your Mac – here’s the fix.
- If you’re using OS X 10.6 or lower, Java will come included in OS X. If you’re having trouble, select the Apple Button from the Menu Bar and select Software Update…. Install any updates that relate to Java.
- If you’re using OS X 10.7 or later, launch Safari or Firefox and visit the web site https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck. Note: Java will not work in Google Chrome as it is a 32bit App and Java requires 64bit Apps.
Scroll down to the section titled Java Applet Plug-in. Likely, the STATUS will be set to Outdated Version. Click the Update button.
- Click the “Download button” (small red arrow pointing down) to download the Java package.
- If the file doesn’t download correctly, “right-click” (ctrl+click) the image and select Download Linked File.
- Once the file has downloaded, locate it in your Downloads folder and double-click it. Then, double-click Java 7 Update xx.pgk to run the installer.
- The installation process is painfully straight forward. Click the Continue button.
- When prompted, enter your password and click the Install Software button.
- Quit Safari (or Firefox) and then revisit the web site https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck. This time, you should see that Java Applet Plug-In is set to Up to Date.
- You should no longer have any problem running Java Applets/games etc in your browser.