Shortcut to start the default browser

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Ennovy
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Joined: Mar 18th, ’14, 08:46

Post by Ennovy » Oct 16th, ’14, 13:55

I wanted only one shortcut to start the default browser. I use Google Chrome or Firefox as the default browser.
There are two ways to to that:

1. You can make a shortcut to start a URL like "http://www.fastkeysautomation.com/" and when executed it will open in the default browser
2. I made a tiny script that reads a value in the Windows Registry and acts accordingly

Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + 0 (or anything you like)
Description: Start the default browser
Type: Command
Command:

Code: Select all

RegRead,vBrowser,HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,http\shell\open\command
If vBrowser contains firefox
{
run C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
}
Else if vBrowser contains Chrome
{
run C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
}
Please comment if you know another/better way ;)

Only tested on Windows 7 (64 bit)
SteveQ
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Joined: May 30th, ’13, 00:02

Post by SteveQ » Dec 12th, ’16, 07:22

Thanks for posting this, it works fine. I actually prefer the first method, (like Run, www.google.com) but I have now learned how to get the information from the registry. Very useful, thanks.
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