Problems Installing Java on macOS/OS X

Some questions require the Java™ plugin. On macOS™/OS X®, the version of this plugin that you can install is dependent on the version of macOS/OS X you are using.

  • The JME tool requires Java, version 1.6.0 through 1.7.35.
  • Instructor or publisher Java questions or simulations might require a different version of Java.

If you are using Google® Chrome™, also see Can't Open in Chrome.

macOS/OS X Version 10.7 ("Lion") and Later

Install Java 7 from
Note: Java 6 and earlier is not supported.

OS X Version 10.6 ("Snow Leopard") and Earlier

Use the OS X Software Update feature to ensure that you are running the most current version of Java 6.
Note: Java 7 and later is not supported.