Google Chrome – Can’t Open jnlp (Java) files

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It’s annoying but for some reason Google Chrome simply downloads .jnlp files rather than opening and launching the Java applications. You would think that associating .jnlp files so that they open in Chrome would fix the problem, but it does not.


1. Go to the link that you are trying to launch the Java application from, and Chrome will download it, as before.

2. By default Chrome will list the download on the bottom of the page, and to the right of the filename is a small drop down arrow, click it.

jnlp file

3. From the menu that pops up select “Always open files of this type”.

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