Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 457698
Jar files are not easily executed from the desktop
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:26:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an executable Jar file
2. Put it on the desktop
3. try to run it from the GUI
Can't run it
Can run it
Other distros have an entry in the right-click menu for executing the Jar file. IMHO, execution of the jar should be the default instead of opening it up in the archive tool.
Reassigning to shared-mime-info to get defaults.list updated
You need a .desktop file with the right mime-types in the first place...
When the .desktop file is installed properly, it's just a matter of making it the default in shared-mime-info's defaults.list.
Reassigning this to the JRE.
Note: the mime-type to handle is application/x-java-archive, see also:
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