I'm wondering if this is a serious problem that I should be concerned about.

I have the latest version of Java installed (currently Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-b10) via command java -version).

I'm running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. When I try to open the Java Control Panel by opening System Preferences and selecting Java, I get a spontaneous crash with the error: "Java Control Panel quit unexpectedly."


There's an error report that shows a lot of detailed information about the crash.

Is this an issue? And how can I fix this?

  • According to Oracle, you need OS X 10.8.3 for newer to run the latest JRE May 6, 2019 at 9:05

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For your older version of OS X, you probably should have downloaded a legacy version of Java. Try this link: Download Java for OS X 2017-001

  • Although probably good advice, it doesn't seem to make a difference in my ability to open the Java Control Panel. After installing Java for OS X 2017-001, I still get Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_212-b10) from the command $ java -version. May 7, 2019 at 3:40

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