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How to find and uninstall stand-alone JavaFX from my system


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, Macintosh OS X
  • Java version(s): 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

alert iconThe information on this page applies to the stand-alone versions of JavaFX 2.0 through JavaFX 2.2.7. Starting with Java SE 7 Update 6, JavaFX is part of Oracle's Java SE implementation.

JavaFX 2.x (Stand-alone versions)

Verify JavaFX 2.x Installation (Windows)

Check whether stand-alone JavaFX is installed in the same way as you would verify any other software is installed on your Windows computer.

Windows 7 and Vista
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Click Programs and Features
  5. Check whether JavaFX appears in the list of installed programs
Windows XP
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Click the Add/Remove Programs control panel icon
  4. The Add/Remove control panel displays a list of software on your system, including any Java or JavaFX software products that are on your computer.

Uninstall JavaFX 2.x (Windows)

Stand-alone JavaFX can be uninstalled in the same way as you would remove any other software from your Windows computer.

Windows 7 and Vista
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select Programs
  4. Click Programs and Features
  5. Select the program you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Uninstall button.
    Note : You may need administrator privileges to remove programs.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Click the Add/Remove Programs control panel icon
  4. The Add/Remove control panel displays a list of software on your system, including any Java or JavaFX software products that are on your computer
  5. Select any that you want to uninstall by clicking on it, and then click the Remove button.

How can I uninstall JavaFX runtime from my Mac?
Follow the instructions below to remove JavaFX runtime from Mac OS X.
  1. Open terminal
    • Click the magnifying glass
    • type terminal inside the textfield and press enter
  2. Go to: ~/Library/Caches/Java/cache/javapi/v1.0/jar
    • Inside the command prompt, type
      cd ~/Library/Caches/Java/cache/javapi/v1.0/jar
  3. Remove files starting with the following names if they exist.
    • applet-launcher
    • eula
    • javafxgui
    • Scenario
    • javafx-swing
    • websvc
    • jmc
    • Decora-SSE

    Type rm javafx* applet-launcher* Scenario* websvc* jmc* Decora-SSE* emptyJarFile*

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