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In a nutshell, I have a java app that crashes in java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError and I'm looking to see if my OS/Java settings might be causing this error.

I cannot change the security settings in the Java Control Panel (OSX 10.8.3). There is a checkbox that says "Enable Java content in the browser", and I can check it, but when I click in the Apply button, it unchecks it again (looks like a bad joke, why the check is enabled if I cannot change it ?!).

Furthermore, I cannot modify the security level options since they are always grayed out independently of what I do.

There is a way to modify these security settings ?

Below a picture of the Java Control Panel as it is shown in my machine.

Here a picture of my problem

The context of this question is that I am trying to execute a (safe) jnlp application, but it keeps throwing the Security exception shown below:

at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(
at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(
at java.lang.Class.newInstance0(
at java.lang.Class.newInstance(
at com.sun.javafx.applet.FXApplet2.init(
at com.sun.deploy.uitoolkit.impl.fx.FXApplet2Adapter.init(
at sun.plugin2.applet.Plugin2Manager$ Source)
Caused by: access denied ("java.util.PropertyPermission" "" "write")
at java.lang.SecurityManager.checkPermission(
at java.lang.System.setProperty(
at ensemble.Ensemble2.<clinit>(
... 10 more
Ignored exception: java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError

So I thought modifying temporarily the security settings may help.

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