<AWT Dev> JDK-8075070 [macosx] system menu bar disabled when using webstart to start

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Mar 25 17:19:26 UTC 2015

I have just examined the (closed) source file that enumerates the secure 
properties and
I clearly see "apple.laf.useScreenMenuBar" along with all the rest.

This is current 8u-dev source and the file hasn't been updated in a year ..


On 03/25/2015 10:01 AM, Burk, Bill wrote:
> I don't think it duplicates JDK-8074668 because Java Console message 
> is different and clearly reveals property is considered insecure.
> Additional information that may help:
> For previous versions of Java, if you include the property 
> apple.laf.useScreenMenuBar for a different OS, such as Windows OS, 
> Java Console gives similar message, property considered insecure
> -I think that's always been correct behavior because the property is 
> only useful to Mac OS X
> For previous versions of Java, menus will be missing on Mac OS X if 
> you omit the property apple.laf.useScreenMenuBar
> -Because property enables menus, leaving it out or ignoring the 
> property takes away those menus.
> Regards,
> Bill
> *From:*Sergey Bylokhov [mailto:Sergey.Bylokhov at oracle.com]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:04 AM
> *To:* Burk, Bill; awt-dev at openjdk.java.net
> *Subject:* Re: <AWT Dev> JDK-8075070 [macosx] system menu bar disabled 
> when using webstart to start
> Hello,
> Looks like this is a duplicate of 
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8074668 
> <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8074668>
> It should be fixed in 8u40b27
> 25.03.15 18:49, Burk, Bill wrote:
>     I recently opened a report with Oracle for what I believe may be
>     the same issue. It may impact many existing Mac OS X applications
>     so should be considered seriously.
>     (Review ID: JI-9020016) - JNLP property apple.laf.useScreenMenuBar
>     no longer treated as secure for Mac OS X

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