I downloaded a .jar game and it says it isn't good for my Chromebook.

When I say allow to download and it's finished, I'm going to my downloads folder and when I want to "allow execute file as a program" the box isn't there, it's blocked. I run Linux from a Chromebook with crouton Xfce.

BTW the game is Minecraft.


In the file explorer go to the edit tab in the top bar and click preferances (its the one at the bottom) and you will be presented with a window like thisFile Explorer preferances

go to the behaviors tab then under executeable files ensure that the option is set to always ask enter image description here

then try again


In order to run Minecraft open the terminal and type:

java -jar ~/Minecraft/Minecraft.jar

This assumes that the Minecraft.jar file is in your home/Minecraft directory.

To automate the start with a shortcut please create a Minecraft.sh file in your home directory with this content:

java -jar ~/Minecraft/Minecraft.jar

Then create a desktop file Minecraft.desktop with this content:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Play Minecraft

Please change your_user_name to your user name. You also need to set executable the Minecraft.sh file by typing in terminal:

chmod +x Minecraft.sh

You can change the icon file afterwards if you are not happy with the above icon.

Then you can execute Minecraft by a desktop shortcut.

  • Be sure you have installed java in your system. – kukulo Mar 14 '17 at 17:58
  • Just mention in your post that they can instalk openjdk via apt get. It works perfectly fine with Minecraft and is less troublesome than Oracle java to install – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Mar 14 '17 at 18:26

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