java 6 webstart plugins for firefox?

Karl Auer kauer at
Mon Mar 31 15:25:59 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 17:11 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Judging from your other post, you already did it - by selecting the
> appropriate application when firefox asks you what to do[1].


>  If you also
> check "Always do this..." the mapping should even appear in the config
> dialog you spoke earlier of.

Yes.  It appears in the list presented by the MIME Edit extension even
*without* checking the "always do this" checkbox...

I did a bit more digging. It turns out that the default comes from
Nautilus (well, GNOME I suppose).

I don't know how Firefox gets a hold of it, but the default action
configured in the Nautilus file manager is the same as that offered by
Firefox. So by going into Nautilus and setting the default action
for .jnlp to be the Sun Java 6 WebStart program, the cosmetic issue is
solved too :-)

Regards, K.

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