Issue 126577 - Java pop up "you need to install the Java Runtime Environment" keeps popping up
Summary: Java pop up "you need to install the Java Runtime Environment" keeps popping up
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.1
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P5 (lowest) Major (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2015-10-07 22:50 UTC by Kate
Modified: 2021-06-17 14:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Kate 2015-10-07 22:50:21 UTC
Every time I open a file or try to create a new file in Open Office I get the Java pop up message, "To view this web content, you need to install the Java Runtime Environment"  Click "More info.." to visit the website for the Java Runtime Environment.  
So I did click and download the Java - and go the verification it was working.  I did it a second time thinking it didn't install properly or something and I get the same thing.  At first I thought it was a glitch just with files from dropbox, but any file I open or "create new", gets the same message - I can select the "ok" button and in a few seconds it updates my content, but then it repeats this over and over.  Very annoying.

It also had to be force quit at one point when it froze and would not respond after opening and I said not to reopen windows that were open earlier when the whole computer had to be force shut down.  

Thanks for any help - Oh by the way this is OX 10.10.5 Yosemite I just installed on a split hard drive.
Comment 1 Larry Gusaas 2015-11-01 03:53:54 UTC
AOO works with newer versions of JRE but only if the legacy Apple verion is also installed on the computer.

Link to Apple Java 6

After installing go to AOO preferences and select the Java to use.
Comment 2 Matthias Seidel 2021-06-17 14:19:11 UTC
Java detection in AOO was updated some versions ago.
I have no problems finding AdoptOpenJDK 8 and 11 with AOO4.1.10 on macOS.

Can someone confirm?