Bug 457698 - Jar files are not easily executed from the desktop
Jar files are not easily executed from the desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.7.0-icedtea (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lillian Angel
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-03 21:32 EDT by Alan Ott
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:26 EDT (History)
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Description Alan Ott 2008-08-03 21:32:48 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 9

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download an executable Jar file
2. Put it on the desktop
3. try to run it from the GUI
Actual results:
Can't run it

Expected results:
Can run it

Additional info:

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.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-04 09:43:32 EDT
Reassigning to shared-mime-info to get defaults.list updated
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2008-08-08 08:59:20 EDT
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:
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:21:52 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 10:26:38 EDT
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