Where can I find a menu or launchers for Javaws apps that I have installed?

I am using OpenJDK x86.


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Using the Iced Tea

sudo apt-get install icedtea-netx

Then type

javaws /path/to/your.jnlp
  • Or simply double click
    – Gunith D
    Jul 3, 2018 at 18:29
  • Says it can't read my jnlp file.
    – JohnyTex
    Aug 25 at 7:24

Just use javaws as you normally would.

javaws /path/to/your.jnlp

If you want to open in nautilus:

right click on your file -> Open with other application... -> Use custom command -> /usr/bin/javaws


Yep, the finally implemented the option -viewer which enables us to see the cached/installed Java Web Start applications.

They changed this, now this is embedded in the JDK Control Panel which can be launched in unity or in cli using itweb-settings. Go to the cache sidemenu and click on view files. enter image description here

  • You know if this is still valid? I run "/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk-i386/bin/javaws -viewer" but it open a windows to see installed certificates not applications.
    – PhoneixS
    Nov 12, 2012 at 15:56
  • Yep, you're right. I updated the post with other workaround that I found. Nov 16, 2012 at 14:29

if you are using sunjava, select Applications on your Desktop (upper left). Choose internet from menu. Select Sunjava Webstart. Your installed applications should popup.

  • 1
    It's right, but I was wondering how could I do that with OpenJDK. Jan 4, 2011 at 13:13
  • 2019, for Oracle Java, under Internet menu, Oracle Java 8 Web Start.
    – adadion
    Mar 26, 2019 at 4:51

Unfortunately, sudo apt-get install icedtea-net will not work with Oracle JRE 13 or newer. See https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/IcedTea-Web/issues/437 bug fixed in 2.0, icedtea is 1.8 in even the newest Ubuntu releases.


I went to this website (https://www.labsrc.com/running-cisco-asdm-under-linux/) and followed the instructions listed below.

Go to https://java.com/en/download/

Click on the Linux x64 download link and save it to your Downloads folder.

mkdir ~/java

tar -xvf ~/Download/jre-8u301-linux-x64.tar.gz -C ~/java


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