Option/add-on for opening links in alternative browser?

The TB context menu has a useful "Open link in browser" option, which 
opens links in the default browser.

Sometimes (quite regularly, actually) I want to open links in an 
alternative browser. Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?

Thank you.

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Herb
4/13/2018 7:43:39 AM
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As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not clear 
how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a good idea for 
an alternative way:
Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily drag&drop 
the link onto your aBrowser window.
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gNeandr
4/13/2018 11:16:05 AM
*-* On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, at 08:43:39 +0100,
*-* In Article 
<mailman.330.1523605449.2176.support-thunderbird@lists.mozilla.org>,
*-* Herb@UK wrote
*-* About Option/add-on for opening links in alternative browser?

> The TB context menu has a useful "Open link in browser" option,
> which opens links in the default browser.

> Sometimes (quite regularly, actually) I want to open links in an
> alternative browser. Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for
> this?

      1. Right click on the link and select "Copy Link Location" from
         the drop-down menu.

      2. Open the alternative browser (if it isn't already open) and
         paste the copied link into its address bar.

      3. Click on the "Go to the address ..." icon or press "Enter".

> Thank you.

      You're welcome.

                                         Ken Whiton
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Ken
4/14/2018 8:01:51 AM
On 14.04.2018 09:01, Ken Whiton wrote:
> *-* On Fri, 13 Apr 2018, at 08:43:39 +0100,
> *-* In Article 
> <mailman.330.1523605449.2176.support-thunderbird@lists.mozilla.org>,
> *-* Herb@UK wrote
> *-* About Option/add-on for opening links in alternative browser?
> 
>> The TB context menu has a useful "Open link in browser" option,
>> which opens links in the default browser.
> 
>> Sometimes (quite regularly, actually) I want to open links in an
>> alternative browser. Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for
>> this?
> 
>  ���� 1. Right click on the link and select "Copy Link Location" from
>  ������� the drop-down menu.
> 
>  ���� 2. Open the alternative browser (if it isn't already open) and
>  ������� paste the copied link into its address bar.
> 
>  ���� 3. Click on the "Go to the address ..." icon or press "Enter".
> 
>> Thank you.
> 
>  ���� You're welcome.
> 
>  ��������������������������������������� Ken Whiton

Yes, thank you, I'm aware of this option, but it involves too much 
"faffing" (e.g. in an e-newsletter containing multiple links that I want 
to open in the alternative browser).

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Herb
4/14/2018 10:57:48 AM
On 13.04.2018 12:16, gNeandr wrote:
> As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not clear 
> how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a good idea for 
> an alternative way:
> Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily drag&drop 
> the link onto your aBrowser window.

Sounds like a sensible workaround, thank you, but dragging links doesn't 
work for me � how exactly do you do it? :-\

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Herb
4/14/2018 11:00:43 AM
On 14.04.18 13:00, Herb@UK wrote:
> On 13.04.2018 12:16, gNeandr wrote:
>> As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not 
>> clear how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a good 
>> idea for an alternative way:
>> Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily drag&drop 
>> the link onto your aBrowser window.
> 
> Sounds like a sensible workaround, thank you, but dragging links doesn't 
> work for me � how exactly do you do it? :-\
> 
Surprise, surprise ..
Assume you have both applications (yr Mail and the alternative browser) 
visible/overlapping. Just click and hold the link on yr mail (in 
foreground)  and drag it over to a browser window/tab (in the back) and 
drop/release it there. Hope the steps are described clear enough ;)

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gNeandr
4/14/2018 4:01:22 PM
On 14.04.2018 17:01, gNeandr wrote:
> On 14.04.18 13:00, Herb@UK wrote:
>> On 13.04.2018 12:16, gNeandr wrote:
>>> As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not 
>>> clear how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a good 
>>> idea for an alternative way:
>>> Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily 
>>> drag&drop the link onto your aBrowser window.
>>
>> Sounds like a sensible workaround, thank you, but dragging links 
>> doesn't work for me � how exactly do you do it? :-\
>>
> Surprise, surprise ..
> Assume you have both applications (yr Mail and the alternative browser) 
> visible/overlapping. Just click and hold the link on yr mail (in 
> foreground)� and drag it over to a browser window/tab (in the back) and 
> drop/release it there. Hope the steps are described clear enough ;)
> 

Crystal clear, thank you.

However, it doesn't work with MS Edge, although it works with Chrome - 
but it's Edge I'm mainly interested in for this purpose...

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Herb
4/15/2018 11:06:10 PM
On 16.04.18 01:06, Herb@UK wrote:
> On 14.04.2018 17:01, gNeandr wrote:
>> On 14.04.18 13:00, Herb@UK wrote:
>>> On 13.04.2018 12:16, gNeandr wrote:
>>>> As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not 
>>>> clear how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a good 
>>>> idea for an alternative way:
>>>> Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily 
>>>> drag&drop the link onto your aBrowser window.
>>>
>>> Sounds like a sensible workaround, thank you, but dragging links 
>>> doesn't work for me � how exactly do you do it? :-\
>>>
>> Surprise, surprise ..
>> Assume you have both applications (yr Mail and the alternative 
>> browser) visible/overlapping. Just click and hold the link on yr mail 
>> (in foreground)� and drag it over to a browser window/tab (in the 
>> back) and drop/release it there. Hope the steps are described clear 
>> enough ;)
>>
> 
> Crystal clear, thank you.
> 
> However, it doesn't work with MS Edge, although it works with Chrome - 
> but it's Edge I'm mainly interested in for this purpose...
> 
Oh sorry, didn't remember you have to hang around with M$. My Linux and 
MAC installations work like a charm .. ;)

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gNeandr
4/16/2018 1:22:30 PM
On 16.04.2018 14:22, gNeandr wrote:
> On 16.04.18 01:06, Herb@UK wrote:
>> On 14.04.2018 17:01, gNeandr wrote:
>>> On 14.04.18 13:00, Herb@UK wrote:
>>>> On 13.04.2018 12:16, gNeandr wrote:
>>>>> As these days addons are under real updating pressure and it's not 
>>>>> clear how the "selected" one will make the future, maybe it's a 
>>>>> good idea for an alternative way:
>>>>> Once you have opened your alternative browser you can easily 
>>>>> drag&drop the link onto your aBrowser window.
>>>>
>>>> Sounds like a sensible workaround, thank you, but dragging links 
>>>> doesn't work for me � how exactly do you do it? :-\
>>>>
>>> Surprise, surprise ..
>>> Assume you have both applications (yr Mail and the alternative 
>>> browser) visible/overlapping. Just click and hold the link on yr mail 
>>> (in foreground)� and drag it over to a browser window/tab (in the 
>>> back) and drop/release it there. Hope the steps are described clear 
>>> enough ;)
>>>
>>
>> Crystal clear, thank you.
>>
>> However, it doesn't work with MS Edge, although it works with Chrome - 
>> but it's Edge I'm mainly interested in for this purpose...
>>
> Oh sorry, didn't remember you have to hang around with M$. My Linux and 
> MAC installations work like a charm .. ;)
> 

So, back to my original question:

Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?

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Herb
4/20/2018 8:28:15 AM
On 20.04.18 10:28, Herb@UK wrote:
>>> However, it doesn't work with MS Edge, although it works with Chrome 
>>> - but it's Edge I'm mainly interested in for this purpose...
>>>
>> Oh sorry, didn't remember you have to hang around with M$. My Linux 
>> and MAC installations work like a charm .. ;)
>>
> 
> So, back to my original question:
> 
> Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?
> 
With a "source" like TB (or SM) it's not a problem to "Copy link 
location" as that's offered on the context menu. So the link location is 
available from the copy&paste buffer. But if you expect to "receive" 
that link location on a "destination" (like Edge) you need a possibility 
of the destination to grap that. If that's not natively supported I 
think TB/SM/addon/option can't do nothing with that.
Would be a surprise for me if you find an easy solution (as with drag&drop).
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gNeandr
4/20/2018 12:55:54 PM
On 2018-04-20 4:28 AM, Herb@UK wrote:
> So, back to my original question:
> 
> Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?


I haven't tested it, but try this one:
<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/open-with/versions/?page=1#version-6.8.6>

*NOTE* Make sure you download version 6.8.6. Later versions do not work 
with Thunderbird.

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Chris
4/20/2018 1:08:25 PM
On 04/20/2018 09:08 AM, Chris Ilias wrote:
> On 2018-04-20 4:28 AM, Herb@UK wrote:
>> So, back to my original question:
>>
>> Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?
> 
> 
> I haven't tested it, but try this one:
> <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/open-with/versions/?page=1#version-6.8.6>
> 
> *NOTE* Make sure you download version 6.8.6. Later versions do not work
> with Thunderbird.
> 

Thanks. Works like a charm. Hope the OP sees this.

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Caver1
4/20/2018 2:04:29 PM
On 20.04.2018 15:04, Caver1 wrote:
> On 04/20/2018 09:08 AM, Chris Ilias wrote:
>> On 2018-04-20 4:28 AM, Herb@UK wrote:
>>> So, back to my original question:
>>>
>>> Is anyone aware of an option or add-on for this?
>>
>>
>> I haven't tested it, but try this one:
>> <https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/open-with/versions/?page=1#version-6.8.6> 
>>
>>
>> *NOTE* Make sure you download version 6.8.6. Later versions do not work
>> with Thunderbird.
>>
> 
> Thanks. Works like a charm. Hope the OP sees this.
> 

Splendid, thank you! 8-)

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Herb
4/23/2018 3:43:23 AM
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