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[SOLVED] Firefox

Posted: 23 Feb 2021, 16:00
by douglaslyon
Hi All,
Is there a way to get firefox to launch openwebstart instead of javaws?
- Doug

Re: Firefox

Posted: 24 Feb 2021, 07:52
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


Posted: 18 May 2021, 13:07
by douglaslyon
Firefox on a mac (or any other browser, for that matter) will not enable you to override the javaws association via the "open with" except on a one-time basis. I made a video to illustrate the problem:
here you can see, the open with feature does not have a "do this every time" option, as indicated by the prior suggestion.
Any ideas what I might be doing wrong?
- Doug

Re: [SOLVED] Firefox

Posted: 18 May 2021, 13:14
by douglaslyon
The real solution to this problem is to use the "get info" from finder and then change the open all applications feature.

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has a link to a video that shows how to solve this problem on a mac.