I have a .jar that I run frequently, and I'd like to pin it to the taskbar. I've tried pinning the .jar itself, and I've tried pinning a .bat file that has the command to run the .jar, but it doesn't work either. Is there a way to accomplish this?
Similar to MJH's answer, but instead of
cmd.exe, you could specify the following path to the executable to avoid having the Command Prompt showing up:
javaw.exe -jar "C:\path\to\your\executable.jar"
If you are the developer of the Java project, you might want to see my answer on StackOverflow as to getting it to play nicely with Windows 7.
Create shortcut for cmd.exe
Right click the shortcut and select properties.
In the box for Target, go to the end of
After that Target, type a SPACE and then
/C, another SPACE and the path to the .jar file.
Pin the shortcut to the taskbar.
You can also change the Icon or click the General tab and change the name of the shortcut if you wish.
as this answer says, you should only type in your target properties of your shortcut:
For those having issues with the CMD window remaining open, you can do exactly like MJH described, but instead of /C try /C START and then the path to your jar file.
With MJH solution you can opt to run the cmd minimized instead of normal window to avoid having to close the window