Launch Client From a URL Without Running the .jnlp File in Chrome

Is there a way to setup remote clients in Chrome so they can just use a URL to launch a client without downloading the .jnlp file? This is going to confuse many of my less technical users. It works that way in IE but that’s not my browser of choice.


You should probably start thinking about switching to Native Client Launchers instead.

Web Start is effectively dead, and this soon won’t work at all.

I will do that. Thanks!

There’s a lot of info in those posts, but a quick summary would be for now stick with Oracle Java 8 and NCLs.

Soon, we’ll release revamped NCLs and iron out any wrinkles with using OpenJDK, and then you’ll be able to switch to that instead of paying ransom to Oracle for support.