Some Java settings won't stick

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by allizomeniz, Mar 19, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    904
    The settings I refer to are in Control Panel>Java>Updates Tab & Advanced Tab.

    In the Updates Tab>Advanced, I set the schedule to check Weekly instead of Monthly, clicked OK and Apply. But when I close the Java Control Panel window and reopen it and check the setting it's reverted back to the default of Monthly.

    The same thing in the Advanced Tab>Miscellaneous>Place Java icon in system tray. If I uncheck it, click OK and Apply, it still reverts back to being checked when I close and reopen the Java Control Panel.

    I'm doing everything right as far as I know. All the other tweaks stick, it's just these two. Does anyone know if there's anything I can do to make these two problem children will behave. I'm aware that I could simply leave them as they are but would prefer to tweak them if possible.

    Thanks! :D
     
  2. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    904
    Okay...I think it was User Account Control. I turned it off, restarted, changed the settings, turned it back on and restarted again. They seem to be holding now, hopefully they stay that way.

    That stupid UAC is starting to drive me nuts. It's getting where it won't let me do anything even though I'm the Administrator. Think it's finally time to shut it off for good. :D
     
  3. GlobalForce

    GlobalForce Regular Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2004
    Posts:
    3,581
    Location:
    Garden State, USA
  4. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    947
    You must be using either Windows 7 or Vista and yes, the culprit is UAC.

    To make the Java control panel settings stick, you cannot change the settings from the Windows Control Panel.

    You should go to your Program Files Java folder, look for javacpl.exe, then do a right-click to select "Run as Administrator", make your changes and they will stick for sure ! :D
     
  5. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Posts:
    4,954
    Thanks! This has drove me nuts for a long time.
     
  6. allizomeniz

    allizomeniz Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    904
    I wasn't aware of javacpl.exe, that should make things a lot easier if I need it in the future. :D

    Since I changed the setting with UAC off it's holding okay.
     
  7. nanana1

    nanana1 Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Posts:
    947
    You should turn UAC back on for some (small) added security.:p
     
  8. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    ok cool that does work on 7.

    error on sun's part imo. when you click apply after changing the settings it should ask for admin rights via UAC popup.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.