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I believe he's talking about configuring your desktop environment such that it will launch .jar files with java (perhaps through a script intermediary), which is indeed not nearly as cool as what you're describing.

Given that the original comment here said "from my desktop", I assume he means something he can click, and associating jars with the JRE in the desktop environment is probably a reasonable solution.

Yeah, and I rarely use java command line utilities, personally, with one exception.

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