java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Mar 31 14:36:03 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 16:28 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Another obvious workaround until you've got this sorted out is:
> - right-click the link to the Web Start app and select "Save as..."
> - run
> /path/to/jre6/bin/javaws <path to the downloaded Web Start descriptor file>
> manually.

Surely there must be some way to *add* applications to Firefox?

The manage file types dialogue I mentioned earlier has no "Add" button,
and the "Remove" button is grayed out for all but the last two entries
(PDF and RA). I seem vaguely to remember installing those two myself,
but can't work out how I did it!

Is there some other way of getting to the list of "helper applications"?

Regards, K.

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