Every time I start my computer a popup window shows up that says

"If you want to open CS5ServiceManager you have to install the older Java SE 6 Runtime"

Why does this show up, and how do I resolve the problem?

I have Mac OS 10.11.6

2 Answers 2


Some older software packages require this software. For my Mac's, this is Photoshop. Anyway, Apple has a fix for this. Download and install the software from this the site below and the problem should go away.

Download Java for OS X 2017-001


Here's another way, if you don't mind getting your feet wet in the Terminal:

launchctl remove com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager sudo rm -f /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

What this does is:

Removes the launchctl profile that starts CS5Manager at startup; Deletes the plist file that re-creates that launchctl profile.

The second step is necessary or it will keep coming back.

Be careful when using sudo and rm, you don't want to remove anything important - just this plist file.

Credit: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1618590

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