How to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari

Learn how to disable the Java web plug-in in Safari.

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Select the version of Safari you are using below to see the relevant instructions.

Safari 6.1 and later

In Safari 6.1 and later, you can enable or disable the Java plug-in for individual websites from the Security pane of Safari preferences. When the plug-in is installed but disabled on a website, Safari displays the disabled plug-in prompt instead of the Java content:

java prompt

If you see a missing plug-in indicator instead of the disabled plug-in indicator, the Java Internet plug-in is not installed.

Safari 6 and earlier

To disable the Java web plug-in in Safari 6 or earlier, follow these steps:

  1. In Safari, choose Safari > Preferences or press Command-comma (⌘-,)
  2. Click "Security".
  3. Uncheck (deselect) "Allow Java".
  4. Close the Safari preferences window.

To re-enable Java in Safari, check "Allow Java".

Additional Information

  • See this article for information about how to update the Java web plug-in.
  • Click this link for information about how to disable the Java web plug-in in Chrome.
  • Click this link for information about how to disable the Java web plug-in in Firefox.
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