Oracle Java software comes with a control panel, which offers various options & customization settings. One can use the Java Control Panel to perform various tasks such as manage Java Runtime versions, enable/disable Java in browser, modify network settings and change how the application updates. The Java Control Panel also offers many advanced settings, using which one can modify & control how Java runs on a computer. No idea where the control panel is? Need some help? Read on to find out how to open the Java Control Panel on your computer.
How to open Java Control Panel?
Windows XP users:
- Click on the Windows Start button.
- Open on the Control Panel link.
- Find the Java icon and double click to open the Java Control Panel.
Windows Vista, 7 users:
- Click on the Start button and click on the Control Panel option.
- Type and search Java Control Panel in the Control Panel Search.
- Click on the Java icon. It will open the Java Control Panel.
Windows 8 users:
- Open search charm (Press Windows key + W. Alternatively, move mouse cursor to top/bottom right corner of screen and press Search).
- In the search box enter Java Control Panel.
- Search results will appear. Click on Java icon to open the Java Control Panel.
Another way for Windows users:
You can manually locate the Java Control panel applet. Go to drive where Windows is installed. Open Program Files, then Java folder. There you’ll find JRE7 folder. Open it. Then open the bin folder inside jre7 folder. Locate the file javacpl.exe and double click to open the Java Control Panel.
Typical location for Windows 32-bit: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe
Typical location for Windows 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javacpl.exe
Open Java Control Panel on Mac Operating System:
- Click on Apple icon.
- Open the System Preferences.
- Go to Other section and click on Java icon to open Java Control Panel.