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Post by douglaslyon »

Hi All,
Is there a way to get firefox to launch openwebstart instead of javaws?
- Doug

Andreas Ehret
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Re: Firefox

Post by Andreas Ehret »

When you previously installed Oracle Java Web Start (or have it installed in parallel with OpenWebStart) then .jnlp is most likley associated with "Java Web Start Launcher" program. You have to change file association on your OS to point to OpenWebStart. When click on a .jnlp Link in the browser a Opening dialog appears where you have the "Open with" option where you can select OpenWebStart javaws of your installation. Select the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" checkbox.

Have also a look in the OWS guide on file associations: ... ssociation

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