Those of us that still have a need to install and update Java, are generally annoyed by the need to uncheck additional offers as part of the installation process. (I’m talking about you Ask Toolbar!) But, with this latest Java update there’s a new setting hiding within the options labeled “Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java.” Find it in the Java control panel at the very bottom of the Advanced tab. Check it, and the next update won’t “offer” you anything you don’t want or need.
To find the Java Control Panel:
- Windows 8.x/7/Vista:
Start, type java, click Configure Java.
- Windows XP:
Start > All Programs > Java > Configure Java
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Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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