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I uninstalled java today by using this guide.

Since then I get an dialog which asks me for installing java. This happens every time after a login to my user. How can stop this request or how I can determine why I get this requests?

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This is the same request that you get after a clean install of Mountain Lion that is free of Java. Just so you know. –  gentmatt Mar 25 '13 at 19:43
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Check your login items (System Preferences → Users & Groups → Login Items). If it's happening on every login, it's likely you have some process that requires Java in your login items.

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My Login Items list contains only applications which are not needed Java! –  Tim Krueger Mar 27 '13 at 15:37
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If you can't find an explanation amongst login items then you could begin with a log in as a different user, and command:

sudo execsnoop -v

Then log in as the user with the Java puzzle and note the time of appearance of the dialogue.

Switch to the first user, Command-C to abort the run of execsnoop then consider the time range before the dialogue appeared.

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My solution was described in this answer. I had this com.facebook.videochat.[username].plist file in my ~/Library/LaunchAgenst folder.

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