Troubleshooting

Opening Code + Chords on Mac Computers

If you have downloaded the Code + Chords .jar file and a Java Runtime Environment and Code + Chords is still not opening once clicked on, there may be a simple solution! Right click on the codechords.jar and hover over Open With. Now, click on Open with Jar Launcher. Code + Chords should now be running on your device.

If Code + Chords still isn’t opening, double check to make sure you’ve downloaded the JRE and the .jar file properly. If you have followed all the above steps but are still unable to access Code + Chords, send us an email at hello@codeandchords.org for help.

Opening Code + Chords in Windows

Once you have downloaded the Code + Chords .jar file and a Java Runtime Environment, you may need to add a path in order to run the .jar file. To do add a path, type in the bottom left windows search bar control panel, Once that is opened do the following steps:

  • Select system and security
  • Click system then advanced system settings
  • Click on the box Environment Variables
  • Click path under System Variables and then select edit
  • Click new and paste in the location of the bin folder in the JRE there. The location of the bin folder can be found by going to C:\Program Files\Java\codechords.jar\bin

If Code + Chords still isn’t opening, double check to make sure you’ve downloaded the JRE and the .jar file properly. If you have followed all the above steps but are still unable to access Code + Chords, send us an email at hello@codeandchords.org for help.