Creating a link for launching Jalview in OSX


Jalview is free to end-users because of support from the UK's BBSRC and The Wellcome Trust

If you would like to see Jalview continue to be available then please take a few minutes to write us a support letter saying how you use Jalview in your research/teaching.

Write as a PDF including your institution's heading and send to:
support_jalview@bartongroup.org by Friday 19th October 2018.

Thank you all those who have already written such nice letters!

1. In System Preferences, launch Java which opens Java Control Panel.
2. On the "General" pane, click "View..." which opens Java Cache Viewer
3. Select Jalview
4. Click icon for creating a shortcut.  A Mac alias is installed on your Desktop.  Drag it to /Applications or wherever you want it.
5. Double-click the Jalview alias file to launch.

The first time it will download all of the jalview objects into cache again. Subsequent launches will only check for any updates, then launch.
Note: This assumes you have Oracle Java 1.7 installed and have already run and downloaded jalview.
[Authored by Dr Mark Saper, June 2014]

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