Open .jar file with OpenJDK

  6 years ago
  Under review

One used to be able to open a .jar file easily, by using the Open With... Recommended Applications dialog and selecting OpenJDK. However, that is no longer an option in the Open With window. This is a problem that has been known since April 2015, as seen in this post:
It can be corrected with the steps outlined here:

However, this should only be a temporary solution. Replace the .desktop file so that this is possible from the GUI again.

Something so simple as opening a .jar file should not be made so difficult. This problem most definitely drives new users away from Linux Mint. Why should getting Minecraft running require searching the forums?
Latest comments
MagicMint 6 years ago

@Martin_Ziegler: You probably mean “launcher” ;-)

Martin_Ziegler 6 years ago

You can create an applet with command
"java - jar /path/to/minecraft.jar"

MagicMint 6 years ago

It is rather a support issue.

remoulder 6 years ago

This is not an idea