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Author Topic: Firefox Plugin Request: Open dropped local files Using Local Server URL  (Read 6700 times)

mouser

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When i do web development i often just want to drag a local file (html,php) from explorer into firefox.

The problem is that this results in firefox opening up file://E:\MyDocs\MyWeb\MyFile.php or something like that.

What i'd love is a firefox extension that keeps a list of mapping like: "E:\MyDocs\MyWeb/ -> http://127.0.0.1/www/"
So that when i drag the file into firefox, it opens up "http://127.0.0.1/www/MyFile.php"

Anyone know of any such existing extension?

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Holy Cow I'm blown away.  It works.. Kinda perfectly actually.

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Great find lanux! And huge props to the author of this extension.. Truth is I never guessed this would exist.

As the extension page describes, this could be useful for many cases where you want to toggle back and forth between different versions of a website you are working on (test and production versions, etc.).  It support multiple project pairs as well.  Fantastic.

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« Last Edit: May 12, 2008, 11:29:00 PM by mouser »

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this is where the keyword feature really shines and cue for a mini-tutorial. click this link in firefox then right-click on the search-box and choose "Add a Keyword for this Search...". in the ensuing dialog-box, select a keyword ( i use 'ext') and click ok. now you can type "ext <whatever>" in the location-bar to search for extensions. :)

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This is so cool - thanks a lot - never thought about such an extension but it saves me a lot of time now  :Thmbsup: