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Right-click link to select browser?

By CharlieSpencer ·
Does anyone know a way to select a browser when clicking or right-clicking a link? I'm referring to links in e-mails or documents, not links on web pages. I'm looking for something like a right-click menu with a list of installed browsers. Googling just gets me a list of right-click menus from within browsers.

My operating systems are Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Thanks.

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Maybe have a search in your registry

by Slayer_ In reply to Right-click link to selec ...

There is probably something in there for that. Most those right click menus are generated from the registry. Maybe under the classes???
It's a neat idea, I want to be able to do this as well now :).

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Usefulness.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Maybe have a search in yo ...

Our help desk system, Numara Footprints, doesn't work as well in FF as IE. It's tied into our Exchange system, sends e-mails regarding new and existing problem updates, and includes links to those problems. I'd like to have an easy way to override my default browser (FF) and open those links in IE.

I can also see where a developer might find this handy to quickly open a linked page in a variety of browsers.

I can't believe you and I are the first two people to think of something like this. Well, you're pretty bright; but if I'm just now thinking of something, someone else has usually patented it.

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I think I found Something

by Slayer_ In reply to Usefulness.

on MSDN.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa753589(VS.85).aspx

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Modifies context menus in IE.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I think I found Something

Unfortunately, I'm looking for outside IE.

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Yeah I tried it anyways

by Slayer_ In reply to Modifies context menus in ...

I was hoping that it was like Outlooks of old that uses IE's engine to view emails. But it doesn't seem to be.

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Looks like you can do it Via Outlook Macros

by Slayer_ In reply to Right-click link to selec ...

Is that useful to you?

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Sure! What have you got?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Looks like you can do it ...
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Nothing but

by Slayer_ In reply to Sure! What have you got?

It's a starting search point. I have never done a Macro in Outlook. I sadly do not have time to search for one either. And at home I use thunderbird, so no good there either.

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Can't you just use IE tabs in FF?

by dsherd In reply to Sure! What have you got?

I set specific websites to always open in an IE tab or window in FF. I don't know if it runs on 3.6 yet, but several FF add-ons give you the functionality of opening a specific link either in a tab running the IE browser, or in the actual IE program. This solves about 80% of my problems, though for website comparisons I think the contextual menu options is a great idea.

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I tried that initially.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Can't you just use IE tab ...

It still didn't work right. IE Tabs isn't supported in newer versions of FF (3.5 or higher?) anyway.

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