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Author Topic: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs  (Read 1893 times)

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Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:58:07 PM »
I searched for these answers first but didn't have any luck.

Is it possible to:

Select which browser opens a URL

and

Open that URL in the current tab or a new tab?

Thanks again!

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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 12:00:19 AM »
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Select which browser opens a URL

Yes -- you'll find this in the "External Tools and Plugins" tab.

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Open that URL in the current tab or a new tab?

this is up to the browser -- though if you know a commandline argument to tell the browser about this you can specify it in the previous setting.

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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 12:42:32 PM »
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Select which browser opens a URL

Yes -- you'll find this in the "External Tools and Plugins" tab.

Thanks mouser, but I'm new to this. What is the command to call the overide...e.g. my default browser is IE but I want to open donationcoder.com in Firefox?

Thank you.

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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 12:58:54 PM »
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my default browser is IE but I want to open donationcoder.com in Firefox?

just specify the full path to your firefox exe in that option; for example:
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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
So this is a global change and I can't have a different browser for each alias? I use IE as the default but some sites work better in Firefox.

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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2013, 11:59:00 AM »
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So this is a global change

correct.

however if you are using an alias, you can solve this simply by not specifying just a url in the alias but specify the entire explicit path to the browser with the url as an arguement.

so for an alias to open bing in internet explorer:
Open Bing in IE | C:\Program Files\iexplore.exe "http://www.bing.com"

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Re: Open a URL - Browsers and Tabs
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2013, 07:21:27 PM »
Perfect...thank you!  :up: