I need Oracle Java 7 for software running on my Mac, but do not wish to have the plug-in available in my web browsers.

How can I accomplish this configuration and maintain it across Java upgrades?

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I'd say just install java as normal. Afterwards go to

System Preferences → Java (bottom row) → Security

and uncheck "Enable Java content in the web browser".

That should do it, and I would very much expect it to remember the setting after an update.


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