Dreamweaver – ‘You Need To Install The Legacy Java SE 6 Runtime’

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I used to use Dreamweaver all the time, it was used to design and build the site and handle all the uploads etc. Since I moved to WordPress I don’t use is as much. But it’s still a great code editor so I still fire it up on occasion. At least I did until this started happening;

Dreamweaver Needs Java

To open “dreamweaver” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.
Click “More info…” to visit the legacy Java SE 6 download website.


I’m a bit twitchy about Java, I need to tread a fine line between keeping updated, and still having a version that works with my clients firewalls. The amount of times things have ‘smashed’ because Java has updated for me are numerous. Java can turn a 25 second job into a two hour job.

So the thought of ‘downgrading’ to version 6 was not one I relished. But thankfully, if you avoid the Sun Java site and install the Apple Legacy Java package everything continues to work.

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If you’re still having problems, see this article.

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Author: PeteLong

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  1. Thank you so much it was so helpful.

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