java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Mar 31 13:36:08 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 11:54 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Webstart is not a browser plugin but an application that handles .jnlp
> files (MIME-type application/x-java-jnlp-file).
> That said, it should be sufficent to tell firefox to use the javaws
> binary from the java6 distribution for handling files with .jnlp
> extension / application/x-java-jnlp-file MIME-type.

Thanks for that. I have found a javaws executable in the installed Java
6 directories. Now what?

In Firefox I can (via Edit -> Preferences -> Content -> File types ->
Manage) get to a dialog that looks sort of like what I need, except that
the Remove button is greyed out. Also, there is no entry for jnlp at all
- but I know that Webstart for java 5 is working. And there are no
entries for dozens of file types that  know my Firefox install can

A bit stumped.

Regards, K.

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