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Minecraft Launcher

Release date

February 18, 2019

Development versions

2.1.2474 (Windows), 2.1.2473 (macOS), or 2.1.2472 (Linux) was a Minecraft launcher version released on February 18, 2019, which made changes and fixed bugs.


  • The default install name is now "Minecraft Launcher".
  • Future Launcher updates will now be smaller to download and install faster.
  • There is now a "Beta Versions" toggle in the Settings page to automatically get and run beta versions of the Launcher.
  • The launcher will now display a notification of new launcher versions, even if they release while the launcher is already running.
  • The progress bar now updates properly in the "Prepare" phase.
  • Speed of the "Prepare" phase has been improved on multi-core machines.
  • Sounds now work in Minecraft versions prior to 1.6.
  • The log window has been reworked and should now update much faster.
  • Esperanto is now a supported language.
  • The version information now shows the correct values for the "Bootstrap" part on the version page.


  • Fixed configurations not being sorted properly.
  • Fixed launching games from Windows UNC paths not working.
  • Fixed launching games from folders with symbolic links or junctions in their paths not working.
  • Fixed the launcher log listing the user's access token.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the launcher to soft-lock when there was no launcher_profiles.json file on disk.
  • MCL-5436 – Cannot launch directory junction profiles.
  • MCL-10280 – Launcher can't save the game directory in profiles.
  • MCL-10479 – Beta Launcher breaks on 404 Error for non-Mojang-hosted jars.
  • MCL-5569 – Launcher does not open a window after being opened.
  • MCL-5642 – UNC path game directory not supported.
  • MCL-8418 – Won't launch minecraft on already existing .minecraft.
  • MCL-10279 – Launcher can't start if the .minecraft folder in %appdata%is a symlink.
  • MCL-10476 – Can't use hard link in custom java executable path.
  • MCL-5451 – Long text on gray buttons is not centered and moves when hovering over it.
  • MCL-10094 – Profiles are in wrong order if there are more than ten entries in the list.
  • MCL-10135 – Launcher does not sort profiles correctly.


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