For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at the moment to try this.

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I'd be curious to know from Mac OSXHints users whether they are experiencing this problem in the first place and if the workaround works for you, too.

I'd also like to understand why this works and why the problem even exists.

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I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery.

I wonder if something is going on at Apple's end, where the Siri processing gets done.

Perhaps in preparation for i OS 8.] As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers.

To fix things for the moment I simply removed the jdk folders.

And then checked that the reported version of Java was 1.6 on each Mac.

That's why I call it a workaround instead of a fix.