To enable the launching of a java archive (jar) file traverse to the executable java archive’s location using windows explorer. Right click on the jar file then select the Send To Desktop option.
Once the shortcut is created rename it to a name of your liking. At this point you may also change its icon if so desire.
To launch the jar double click the icon or right click and choose the open option.
This technique will function for all the java tasks you care to launch from the windows desktop.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.