Java continues prompting me to install a JDK

Even after upgrading to the latest version of Java, while running some applications on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), users see a dialog box prompting to download Java.

OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) message: 

        To use the "java" command-line tool you need to install a JDK

OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) message: 

        To open "application" you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.


This is most commonly because an application requires the legacy Java 6 provided by Apple. For the solution to this issue, see





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