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Adding a Java Web Start application to the OS X 10.5 dock.

October 10th 2009
$ javaws /path/to/file.jnlp

That works fine from a terminal window, but it was bugging me, because I was sure that there must be a way to launch these apps from the dock. And sure enough, it’s dead simple.

  1. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Java Preferences.app
  2. Select the Network tab.
  3. Click the View Cache Files button.
  4. Right-click on the app and select Install Shortcuts.

This lets you save an app file, which you can then drag onto the dock.

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