FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.8.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b128)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.0-b69, mixed mode)
ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Darwin mac-se02.hrp.no 13.0.2 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.2: Sun Sep 29 19:38:57 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.75.4~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
When the Java Control Panel is opened via the Mac OS X System Preferences Java control panel, it appears at center of the screen, then slides within about 1 second to the bottom left of screen.
REGRESSION. Last worked in version 7u51
ADDITIONAL REGRESSION INFORMATION:
Works in all earlier versions of Java. This appears to affect some other dialogs in Java applications also, but it is unclear to me what is triggering this issue so I am reporting the problem with the Java Control Panel only since it is an issue that would affect all Mac users with Java 8
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
1) Open System Preferences on Mac OS X
2) Click on the Java preferences Icon
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Java Control Panel should appear in the centre of the screen or relative to the Java pane in the Systems Preference window.
Java Control Panel appears centre-screen and then immediately slides (animated -- taking about a second) to the bottom left of the screen.
This bug can be reproduced always.