The latest version of Java attempts to install the Bing Toolbar for Internet Explorer. While it looks “cooler” than most, it is yet another toolbar that I don’t want or need.
Obviously one of the things that I do is make screenshots of these various applications that want to install these superfluous toolbars. When Java Update first notified me of its desire to install this toolbar during the latest update, I did the normal ALT-PRTSCN to capture just the current window. As soon as I did that and important part of the installation progress dialog went away.
You can see that the Java installer still wants to install the Bing Toolbar. The installer lost the option to just say “No.” It is kind of surprising to see part of the dialog disappear when a screenshot. What’s so “secret” about making a screenshot of something that really shouldn’t be defaulted to “install” in the first place.
The only solution was to cancel out of the update and start over. The problems is that the Java Update application goes away and hides until it is ready to ask you about installing the latest Java update again. It took a few rounds with this Java update to learn what was happening and to get the screenshot to make this post.