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Why can't I set Java as default to run JARs?

Link to this post 15 Sep 12

Well this is really bothering me, I installed JDK1.7.0_07 but it wont allow me to set it as the default to open jar files. I can run the file but I have to select "Java Runtime Enviroment" every time. Is there any way I could add Java 7u7 to the list of applications to use with JAR files?

Link to this post 17 Sep 12

If u installed this under /usr/java then make a symbolic link to /usr/bin like:
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.7.0_07/java /usr/bin

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