Most browsers can be configured to automatically start JavaTM Web Start applications. The following describes this configuration procedure for several browsers.
browsers (e.g., Mozilla) allow you to selectively enable automatic
starting of the associated application on a per file type basis.
browsers only have a single setting to either enable or disable the
automatic starting of the associated application for all downloaded
file types. The security risk of enabling only the automatic
of JavaTM Web Start applications is minimal since the
applications are still restricted to run within the secure JavaTM
environment (sandbox). The risk is greater when enabling the
starting of applications for all file types since the other
applications may not be restricted to run within the secure JavaTM
environment. The procedures above are provided for your
you are not required to change the configuration of your browser to use
a JavaTM Web Start application. You are responsible
for selecting the browser configuration that meets your
convenience/security risk needs.