Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10

The easy method to open any file is simply double clicking on it. It makes our life easy. But when it comes to JMeter, you need to open your JMeter test plan in the UI. In this blog post, I am going to present you a simple but effective hack to save your time by launching JMeter test plan, just like how you open other files such as spreadsheet, text, data, csv files etc. now let us open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10.

Also, there are other alternative ways to associate the JMeter test plan. As you aware, the file extension of JMeter is *.jmx.

A traditional way

Launch JMETER_HOME > bin > jmeter.bat

After successful launch of JMeter, go to File > Open

Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10

Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10

Here is the hack to open JMeter test plan by double clicking on any *.jmx file in Windows 10 operating system.

Right click on valid JMeter test plan, go to Open with > Choose another app as shown below.

Right Click Options
Right Click Options

Click on More apps

Click on More apps
Click on More apps

Click on Look for another app on this PC and then you must check Always use this app to open .jmx files

Open jmeter-t.cmd
Open jmeter-t.cmd

Go to your JMeter folder > bin and select jmeter-t.cmd and then click on Open

Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10
Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10

Upon clicking on Open, JMeter will launch and open the file where you right clicked on it.

Henceforth, if you double click on any .jmx files, command prompt will launch and eventually the JMeter test plan will open in the UI.

Command Line launch

Using the jmeter-t.cmd file, you can launch your JMeter test plan in the UI.

Open command prompt app.

Change the directory to JMETER_HOME > bin

Issue the below command and hit enter.

jmeter-t <your-JMeter-test-plan-file>
Command Line invoke

To understand how it works, launch jmeter-t.cmd in your favorite editor and go thru the code.

Happy performance testing!

Open JMeter test plan by double clicking in Windows 10

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