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MacMost Now 813: Disable Java In Your Browser
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I would. I don't know how to do it on Windows. But my friend Leo does:
That's terrific, Gary, perfect! One last problem: Is there a way to completely remove/uninstall it from my iMac? Thanks again!
I spoke too soon, Gary, sorry. Here is the link for anyone who is so inclined to completely remove Java:
Thanks Gary, that's a great explanation regarding java. You have a real gift for explaining technical things in a way us non-tech friends can understand. I appreciate you!!
This can be linked with a post I asked:
How can you tell which version of java is installed (out of interest) in the first place ?
Go to http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp and it will tell you.
does the update protect? Have one site I absolutely need it for...
The update should protect, for now. You can always disable Java, then re-enable it when you want to visit that site.
Dear Gary, another very informative video. The way you described Java was very useful to me and made it much easier to understand. I disabled Java in Safari just like you recommended. Thanks
I'm wondering how to disable java on my iPod?
There is no Java on your iPod.
I was able to disable Java as your excellent video suggests. Thanks for that. One other questions, please: Do I need Abode on both my Macbook and pc? I have had for weeks now a window that pops up on every or most videos I try to watch on my Macbook only that says "w.ying.com wants to install something on your computer." It takes many "delete" clicks to get rid of but it comes back. It is a big, big nuisance trying to get it off my screen. Can you help me please? Thanks.
What do you mean by "Adobe" -- that is the name of a company that makes many products (tools like Photoshop and Flash, Acrobat Reader, Flash for the browser, Shockwave, etc).
Not sure about the "ying" issue. What makes you think it has anything to do with Adobe? Sounds like something the site you are using is trying to install -- or something you have already installed. I'd have an expert take a look and assist you on that if it comes up that often.
I have the latest update of Safari, and the Java controls are under Security:
_Enable Java Script
Should I uncheck both, or is one of them okay?
Disregard my previous inquiry. I should learn to watch the video instead of relying only on the transcript!
With regards to disabling Java within Opera, the only reference i can see relating to Java within Opera plugins is called "Java Applet plugin" should I disable that ?
Probably. See what they say in the Opera forums.
From what I can see in order to disable Java in Opera you have to disable the Java applet plugin, so i'll try that
Thanks Gary, great info! I have two questions: I have to run Win XP (for business only) using Parallels on my iMac. Should I disable Java on Internet Explorer as well? If so can you tell us how? Thanks in advance.