Open URL on context menu

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Electronic Punk, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Had a request from a feathered friend about a tweak he use to use in earlier operating systems.

    Would basically allow you to highlight a word i.e. "ntfs.org" and right click, go to URL would appear on the context menu.

    I am sure we can do something for him.
     
  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    In IE Only? or all of windows in general?
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    All of Windows I guess... tho both would be good.
     
  4. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    I'll share what i Know (which isn't that much).
    Though someone will probably post an easy way out pretty soon :p

    Only way I can think of is by adding a new key (probably keys) to the registry.
    For IE only, the setting for the menu are in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Extensions/

    For Windows in general its in
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Perhaps just ie...
    check out the attachment... seems pretty cool
     
  6. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    I love being useless :p
    Cool tweak tho :D
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Note that reg file calls on C:\WINNT so if you have XP installed into WINDOWS or a different root drive it probably wont work.
     
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  9. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    Not true, I have windows installed in C:\Windows and it worked just fine :)