Shortcut to start the default browser

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Shortcut to start the default browser

PostPosted by Ennovy » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:55 pm

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 "" 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

Code: Select all
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)


Re: Shortcut to start the default browser

PostPosted by SteveQ » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:22 am

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

Last bumped by Anonymous on Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:22 am.

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