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From time to time, I get a system dialog box that asks if I want to install Java. I always say No.

Is there a way to get it to stop asking me?

  • What do you want to happen when you run a program that requires java? Have you tried going into the terminal and deleted the Java executable that launches the update script? – bmike Sep 30 '12 at 18:55
  • I want it to behave just as if I'd clicked "No". Many or most things on the Mac, when giving me a choice of Yes or No, also offer a "Don't ask again" option. – Ken Sep 30 '12 at 19:36
  • What is "the Java executable that launches the update script"? I see JavaVM.framework in /System/Library/Frameworks/, commands in /usr/bin that symlink to commands in the framework, some more stuff in /System/Library/Java/. – Ken Sep 30 '12 at 19:53
  • There's also a couple of PrivateFrameworks. I'm not even sure that the updater (JLRequestRuntimeInstall?) is among these. Is JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current guaranteed to be the only entry point to Java? – Ken Sep 30 '12 at 20:00

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