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Where is Java Preferences on Windows 7?

by michhala / January 8, 2011 11:02 AM PST

I have been using a new Dell Studio XPS 8100 Windows 7 for almost 24 hrs. It feels as if it is going to be a slow uphill battle getting to make sense out of this OS.

Please help me find Sun Java's Preferences. Looked on Internet Options Advanced and can find nothing there.

My thanks......miki

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Link, comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2011 11:38 AM PST

Oracle notes that it's still in the registry.

http://download.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/guide/lang/preferences.html

"Applications require preference and configuration data to adapt to the needs of different users and environments. The java.util.prefs package provides a way for applications to store and retrieve user and system preference and configuration data. The data is stored persistently in an implementation-dependent backing store. There are two separate trees of preference nodes, one for user preferences and one for system preferences."http://www.java.com/en/download/help/javaconsole.xml

But I think you are really asking "Where is the Java Control Panel?"
Let's look for that -> http://www.java.com/en/download/help/javaconsole.xml

Bob

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You're right! It was Java Control Panel
by michhala / January 8, 2011 3:44 PM PST
In reply to: Link, comment.

Thanks so much Bob -- it's where it always was in XP.....sort of...I had gone to Control Panel several times and what came up was the uninstall (Add/Remove) list. This time when I went to Control Panel, it opened with Computer Settings......Miki

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Glad you found it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2011 1:34 AM PST

I left out that a friend couldn't find the Java Control Panel. After too much research it was something deleted by a registry cleaner.

Glad it was there for you!
Bob

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(NT) You just gave me another reason not to use registry cleaner
by michhala / January 9, 2011 8:44 AM PST
In reply to: Glad you found it.
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Miki, About the Windows 7 Control Panel
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 11, 2011 6:13 AM PST

I'm not sure exactly where you have progressed with Windows 7, but to see more than the basic "Category" icons in Control Panel, look in the upper right corner for the "View by" link. Use the drop down menu to select "Small icons" (instead of "Category") and you will automagically see a lot more icons, including the "Java" control panel icon such as you see in XP.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Hi Grif..
by michhala / January 11, 2011 11:30 AM PST

I am not sure where I have progressed in Windows 7 either Happy -- I began working with it late Saturday night. I actually found the Control Panel you describe about 2:00 AM Sunday. With every question I ask and every Google Search, I learn more and do not feel nearly as lost as I did Saturday night.

While I have your attention and because you guided me with the initial Java install on my old XP machine....where is the option on the Java console to uncheck the JRE cache?

I am happy to hear from you....thank you.

Miki
Dell Studio XPS 8100
Windows Home Premium 64-bit

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Uncheck Java Cache
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 12, 2011 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: Hi Grif..

Open the Java Console, then click on the "General" tab, then the "Settings" button in the "Temporary Internet Files" section.. Uncheck "Keep temporary files on my computer". (Or just click on the "Delete Files" button to delete the files currently stored.)

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Grif -- Miki iz a dizzy blonde!
by michhala / January 12, 2011 10:39 AM PST
In reply to: Uncheck Java Cache

How could I have missed that!!!!

I have IE 8 64-bit and IE 8 32-bit installed on my computer, and each has a different Java Update. The 64-bit has Update 6 ver 21 and 32-bit has Update 6 ver 23. The Java Console version is for 64-bit. I do not yet use the IE 8 64-bit because NIS 2011 Norton Safe-Search is not compatible with 64-bit

Kinda confusing don't you think?

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Yep, I'd Stick With The 32 Bit Version As Well
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 13, 2011 1:25 AM PST

In my opinion, Internet Explorer doesn't benefit much when using the 64 bit version and there are quite a few issues with it regarding conflicts with add-ons, etc... Windows 7 64 bit comes with both installed but 32 bit is usually the default. I'd just stick with the 32 bit and move on.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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(NT) Thank you, Grif, for your help
by michhala / January 13, 2011 3:27 AM PST
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(NT) End confusion simply, Dump IE altogether!
by EZRIDER714 / January 14, 2011 1:24 AM PST
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(NT) Don't dump anything that has worked well for me for 12 yrs
by michhala / January 14, 2011 4:06 AM PST
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(NT) Excuse me, ONE of the few people that can put the words
by EZRIDER714 / January 16, 2011 9:08 PM PST
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ugh new laptop, let me continue,
by EZRIDER714 / January 16, 2011 9:15 PM PST

the words "IE and works well in the same sentence"
Have never seen a reason to ask for more infections/viruses,etc, and that doesn't even start to consider the ethical issues, starting way back in the Netscape days.

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Uncheck "Keep temporary files on my computer"
by CTAHOK / August 3, 2011 12:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Uncheck Java Cache

Does anybody know if the same could be done via Group Policy to apply on all computers in a domain?

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Maybe but you'll have to decode what it changes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2011 12:10 AM PDT

Long ago I would use FILEMON and REGMON to learn what software toggled in registry and files when it wasn't documented.

However why would we do that when we could clean up on the log in and log out script?
Bob

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There Is A Way To Originally Deploy It Correctly
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 3, 2011 2:05 AM PDT

Although I've not found those settings in the registry, it appears like they are saved on the local computer in a file called "deployment.properties", located on this Windows 7 computer at "C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment". UNCHECKing the box next to "Keep temporary files on my computer" causes a line to be created and added to the "deployment.properties" file which says: "deployment.cache.enabled=false". You can open the file with a text editor and view the settings changes made.

It appears like it's also possible to to deploy the full Java, with correct settings, to each computer on the domain by deploying Java per the instructions in the link below.. Of course, you might be able to use the "deployment.properties" file in another way, but maybe all this information will help.

http://www.wincert.net/forum/index.php/topic/7575-sun-java-runtime-environment-6-update-19/

Hope this helps.

Grif

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There Is A Way To Originally Deploy It Correctly
by CTAHOK / August 5, 2011 4:27 AM PDT

Thanks a lot! This will do the trick.

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