Unable to Set the Path To java.exe When Running Oracle SQL Developer Under Windows 7

I was trying to run Oracle SQL Developer for the first time on a new machine.  When firing it up, it presented me with a dialog box asking me to “Enter the full pathname for the java.exe file”.

OK, no problem.  So I find the path to the java.exe binary that was just installed with the SDK.  Hit submit . . . and nothing happens.  It blanks out the text field and the dialog box stares back at me.

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Pin a "Show Desktop" Link to the Task Bar in Windows 7

To create a short cut and pin it to the task bar in Windows 7 do the following:

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select New -> Shortcut.
  2. Enter the following in the field labeled “Type the location of the item:”  %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
  3. Click “Next” and name the shortcut and then click “Finish”.
  4. Update the icon so that you will recognize it when you pin it to the task bar.  To do so, right-click on the shortcut and select “Change Icon”
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