Starting GenomeView

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The most straightforward way to start GenomeView is by Java Webstart.


Clicking the above button will immediately launch the application.

Webstart step by step instructions

Local installation

Download the latest version from

Unpack the zip file to a directory and start the genomeview.jar file. You can start this file either by double clicking the jar file or by issuing the following instruction at the command line.

java -Xmx1g -jar genomeview.jar

System requirements

Recommended system specs:

  • 2 Gb of memory, minimum is 1 Gb
  • dual-core or better processor, but GenomeView will work with less.
  • To browse online data, it's recommended to have a high-speed, low-latency connection
  • Recent version of Windows, *nix or Mac OS
  • Recent version of Java 6 or 7, minimum is Java 1.6u10+. You can get a recent version from

Supported platforms