I've updated to Oracle's 1.7 64-bit beta, and this is what my Java Preferences window looks like (you will note that the webapp checkbox is checked and I've restarted my machine since checking it):
I've tried unchecking SE 6 32-bit, 64-bit, and both, as well as disabling SE 7. Doesn't do anything. I've rebooted after installing. No dice. I've checked Software Update. Nope.
java -version reports:
java -version java version "1.7.0_05" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment
(build 1.7.0_05-b06) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build
23.1-b03, mixed mode)
This test page in Safari returns a blank, Chrome asks for Java plugin, and Firefox says "Java is broken":
which java says
Any idea what the problem is? This is endlessly frustrating given how mindlessly simple it is to install Java in both Windows and most Linux builds.
Have tried reverting to SE 6 by uninstalling SE 7. Here's the infuriating reality I am dealing with: