Updating shortcut files all at once
On Mac OS X, only the currently installed JRE is displayed, JDKs are not included.
For Solaris, Linux, or Mac OS X, only version 5.0 or higher should be added.
This allows you to do immediate, unscheduled updates. is launched when the user reboots the computer after installing the SDK/JRE.
On Microsoft Windows platforms, the Java Update Scheduler ( runs as a background process that launches the Update Manager at predefined intervals set by the user through the Advanced... It is normally transparent to the user but can be viewed in the Processes tab of the Windows Task Manager.
Microsoft Windows will show all JREs installed on a computer.
The Java Control Panel finds the JREs by looking in the registry.
With the exception of setting Assertion is disabled in Java Plug-in code by default.The JRE that Java Web Start or Java Plug-in is using to deploy applications is the JRE that is considered registered.Consequently, use the Find, Add, and Remove buttons to change which JREs are listed in the Java Runtime Environments panel.If you select automatic update, you can then set the notification via the Notify Me: drop-down menu, and you can set the update schedule via the Advanced... With notification, you can chose to be notified before an update is downloaded and before it is installed; or you can chose to be notified only before an update is installed (i.e., the download is automatic). allows you to select the desired frequency for updates: daily, weekly, or monthly (default).For daily updates, you can select the time of the day for the update.