So you just upgraded your Mac (probably to Yosemite) and now you are getting annoying browser errors that say “To view this web content you need to install the Java Runtime Environment.” More annoyingly, after clicking through to Oracle’s Java.com to “Download Java for Mac OS X” and installing it, you still get the error! Here’s why, and how to fix it.
The reason that you still get the “you need to install the Java Runtime Environment” even after you have installed it from that link is because… wait for it… that is the wrong link.
You see, that error is being thrown by Oracle, and so naturally it directs you to Oracle’s Java for OS X download page.
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Where clicking “More info” on the Java Runtime Environment error takes you
BUT..you actually need the official Apple version of Java for OS X.
To get Apple’s Java for OS X, go here:
Be sure to restart your browser after installing.
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