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

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Wed Mar 25 17:49:25 UTC 2015

I found there are actually two copies of the list but the second one 
seems to have never
listed it. Perhaps there is a disconnect somewhere but its not very 
clear to me.


On 03/25/2015 10:19 AM, Phil Race wrote:
> 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 ..
> -phil.
> 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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