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Macs will always default to the highest version of Java that is installed. There appears to be no useful built-in tool to change the default version of Java. You have two options for getting rid of a JDK that is causing problems:

  • Remove the versions that are causing problems by deleting them from /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines.
  • Disable a version by renaming its Info.plist file which is located in /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/<JDK version>/Contents to Info.plist.disabled

AssertJ Testing

You may need to add the 'Accessibility' privilege to the Java or NetBeans process to allow the AssertJ robot to control the mouse/keyboard.

System preferences > Security and Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility.

Add whatever Java or NetBeans process it happens to be whining about at the time.


  1. Download tbz
  2. Extract tbz
  3. Drag TextMate icon into Applications

Terminal Support

The terminal launcher is not installed by default, because why would anyone want to run a text editor from the command line?...

TextMate > Preferences > Terminal > Install


git config --global  core.editor mate -w