How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 10/12/2012 - 15:08 | Posted in: Mac


After the latest Java update on Mac OS X 10.7, I was unable to use the Java plugin in my Chrome browser (I'm not really into Java applets, but the Java applet in JIRA to attach screenshots is very easy and useful to use in combination with Cmd + Shift + 4 buttons).

To fix this issue, follow the steps written below:

  • Open Terminal, located in the Utilities folder.
  • Enter this command, then press the Return or Enter key:
    $ sudo mkdir -p /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled
  • Enter this command, then press the Return or Enter key:
    $ sudo mv /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled
  • Enter this command, then press the Return or Enter key:
    $ sudo ln -sf /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Resources/JavaPlugin2_NPAPI.plug



Source: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559

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