Questions tagged [minecraft-launcher]

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

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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: