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the program that starts Minecraft. Can also be used to change skins, view release notes and more.

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Why does the Minecraft launcher sometimes still show the 1.17 layout?

Now with version 1.18(.1) the Minecraft launcher layout looks different again, but sometimes when it needs longer to load the 1.17 layout still appears before being overlaid by the new 1.18 one. Why ...
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Unable to launch Minecraft Java Edition, error code 0x803F8001

First time getting Minecraft Java, if I try to open the launcher, it gives me this error: Minecraft Launcher is currently not available in your account. Make sure you are signed in to the Store and ...
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Nothing happens when I start Minecraft

When I open Minecraft launcher it tells me I need to log in, so I do it and it brings up the XBOX sign and the options are either "change account" or "let's play". When I click &...
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I can't figure out how to start up Minecraft Java Edition

I downloaded Minecraft Java Edition on my Windows 11 and downloaded the launcher, but I can't open the actual Minecraft. When I open the launcher, it sends me to the "Welcome to Minecraft" ...
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Bug on Microsoft launcher

Minecraft Java launcher falsely states that internet is not available but it is and works with every other application. Brand new computer with nothing installed (Christmas Present). The error seems ...
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How do I add the new Minecraft launcher to Steam?

With the new update in which you have a Minecraft launcher for Java, Microsoft, and dungeons editions, Steam won't always let you see it in the list of non-steam games when you try to add it to Steam. ...
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Playing Minecraft Demo Mode Immediately by Moving Files

So I want to play Minecraft Demo Mode without signing into Microsoft. Is there a way to move .minecraft files from one computer to another so when I open the Minecraft Launcher in my other computer, ...
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Can Minecraft: Java Edition be opened using the Terminal on MacOS?

I play Minecraft Java Edition, but the launcher takes too long to load. Is it possible to use a command on my macOS's Terminal to manually launch Minecraft?
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Minecraft Launcher won't load?

See, this is a strange one. I couldn't find anywhere on the internet with a solution to the problem, they were all similar but different. When I click on the Minecraft launcher, it starts. But it ...
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Minecraft(on MAC) has Hotbar Scrolling issue

I have Minecraft installed on my new Mac but there is an issue with the scrolling in the Hotbar. I have to scroll multiple times just to move forward one slot. I used to play Minecraft on Windows but ...
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Minecraft Launcher won't open at all

I have attempted to run the Minecraft launcher several times but it won't respond at all. It has previously worked just fine on this machine, the only thing different is that my OS (Windows 10) ...
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How do I allow Minecraft launcher to access the memory that I allocated to act as ram? [closed]

So I have a potato pc and I’m broke but I still want to play Minecraft. I can’t allocate but about 3304MBs to Minecraft because I have 4GBs of installed ram. I have about 20GBs of memory allocated as ...
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I am using Hamachi and tlauncher to play with my friends. But if I quit the game thr server gets closed. How do i leave and still my friends can play? [closed]

I found many things to play survival multiplayer but none worked except Hamachi. But if I am done and my friends aren't they also have to quit force fully because the server gets closed if I leave. We ...
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How can I stop Minecraft Launcher from requiring Microsoft sign-in every launch?

My son plays Minecraft Java Edition on Kubuntu 20.04. Up until recently (a couple weeks ago), it would always log him in automatically. Then, it stopped doing this, and prompted him to choose "...
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What is the fastest Minecraft launcher for versions 1.17 or 1.16.5? [closed]

Which Minecraft launcher gives the best performance in lower end computers? My specs are as follows (I know pretty old...): 3.7 GiB Ram Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz (1 physical processor; ...
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minecraft launcher wont connect to internet

when I open the launcher it says I can only play Minecraft offline. When I click the try again button to reconnect it doesn't work. I was trying to buy mc dungeons but that wouldn't even work even ...
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Minecraft Skin Overlay

I painted my own Minecraft skin in paint in 64*64 pixel in .png. But my Minecraft Launcher does not show them when I add them. What can I do to make him show my Overlays? (Yes, I put anything in ...
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My Minecraft Launcher won't update

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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How do I get rid of the old Minecraft launcher?

I have a problem where my launcher isn't the newest one on my PC... I have the old one and it wasn't really an issue for me until I tried to download a shader pack and couldn't do it. Does anyone know ...
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3rd party Minecraft Launcher

With a 3rd party Minecraft Launcher (Such as GDLauncher), do you still have to buy Minecraft Java Edition from minecraft.net?
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Minecraft won’t leave full screen in Windows 10

When we click on Minecraft launcher in menu bar it goes immediately to full screen and mouse has no cursor on the screen so the only option is via keyboard ‘ctrl alt delete’ sign out of computer. We ...
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Minecraft isn’t showing my installations on Arch Linux

I recently re-installed my laptop with Arch Linux and so naturally i installed the Minecraft launcher. I then made a symbolic link ~/.minecraft pointing to the directory where i kept my minecraft ...
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How do I stop the Minecraft launcher from warning me about using modified Minecraft installs

The Minecraft launcher recently updated to add support for Microsoft accounts, it also changed the background and added a warning when I hover over modified profiles in the selection tab (This ...
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How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?

The new version of the Minecraft launcher is the worst launcher version in my opinion. I can't use mods and many things. How do I revert to an older version of the Minecraft launcher?
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Can I add an account to my Minecraft launcher?

I purchased Minecraft Java edition a while ago but now I would like to add another account to my launcher. I don't want to have to buy the game again - this account is just so someone else can play on ...
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How do I change my .minecraft folder location in the old launcher?

I know that there's a way to change the minecraft folder location in the newer launchers, but how do I do it in 1.5.2? I've tried to move the roaming folder and searched online, but none of the ...
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Why can't I log into the old Minecraft: Java Edition launcher? Throws InvalidCredentialsExeption [duplicate]

I know for a fact that the information is right, but when I try to log in, it says: InvalidCredentialsException: Invalid credentials. Invalid username or password. The launcher's version is 1.6.89-j (...
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Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher at all?

Is there a way to open Minecraft without using the launcher? My launcher is taking a long time to open and I do not want to wait so long before I can actually play the game.
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How can I change the location of the .minecraft directory in the 2.1 Launcher?

I don't want to have the .minecraft folder in the %APPDATA% folder. How can I move it somewhere else? I'm using Launcher version 2.1, that looks like this:
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In Minecraft, how to make every world have it's own modpacks?

I have like 5-6 worlds that I use and every of them needs a different mod setup. I am slowly run out of folders mods1, mods2, mods_, .. for each of the world, where mods is the current time launching ...
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How can I run the minecraft client on CentOS 7?

I have CentOS 7.7 installed on my system. I've downloaded Minecraft.tar.gz from the official download site and when I try to run its minecraft-launcher binary I get the following errors: ./minecraft-...
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Cannot run Minecraft on Windows 7

I started playing Minecraft a few years back but then quit. Now I'm wanting to play it again but whenever I click on the Minecraft Launcher these messages show up: Can anyone help please? I have ...
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With the new Minecraft launcher, is there a way to change the .minecraft folder without manually specifying the Java path for every profile?

I am aware of the --workDir command line option, and I am using it to change the location of the .minecraft folder. However, any profile I try to launch does not find the javaw.exe file (which is ...
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Minecraft Launcher not listing v1.14 in versions dropdown

So on my kid's Windows machine, the Minecraft launcher's version dropdown list does not include v1.14. It only lists up to v1.12.2. What do we need to do to get it to list v1.14?
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I have to keep logging back in on the Minecraft launcher

This isn't a big problem, but... On the Minecraft launcher, about 20% of the time when I open it (And I open it atleast 5 times a day, so this happens often) it will have logged me out and I have to ...
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Why is my Minecraft launcher not working?

I need help because my Minecraft launcher doesn't work... It's been a long time I haven't played Minecraft and until now it worked nicely. But now that I want to play on it again and I run the ...
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minecraft cannot download versions and libraries

How do I fix this error in Minecraft? I tried changing my Internet settings and Java settings but it did not work. Launcher 1.0.8 (through bootstrap 0) started on windows... System.getProperty('os....
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