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A new way to invoke a web browser -- from an editor ?
04-09-2018, 11:00 PM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2018 11:03 PM by Sergeant_Pepper's_Lonely_Hear.)
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A new way to invoke a web browser -- from an editor ?
I save URLs to text files using a plain text editor, such as kate or kwrite.
I only save one URL per line.

Does anybody know of a way to set up KDE so that if I click on a URL that I am looking at with the editor with my mouse, then KDE opens a browser, creates a new window, and directs it to that URL ?

Am using Neptune 4.5 KDE Plasma 5.8.7 wheezy 64-bit
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04-10-2018, 12:16 AM
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RE: A new way to invoke a web browser -- from an editor ?
That is not possible in kate itself. however klipper (the clipboard in the panel) is able to offer showing a contextmenu when marking urls which offer the option to open the link up in a webbrowser. All you need to do is pressing ctrl+alt+x with klipper running (so it is in the panel) and all marked text and links will now open up a contextmenu which offers stuff to do with it.
To deactivate it again press that key combination again.
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04-10-2018, 03:54 PM (This post was last modified: 04-10-2018 03:55 PM by Sergeant_Pepper's_Lonely_Hear.)
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RE: A new way to invoke a web browser -- from an editor ?
Thank you for replying, leszek.
I couldn't find klipper in any part of the KDE GUI (graphical user interface). Apparently it is on my system:
Code:
$ which klipper
/usr/bin/klipper
On the taskbar, I did find:
Panel Options...Add widgets....Clipboard Contents
and now I have its icon on my taskbar.
Is that it?
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04-10-2018, 04:22 PM
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RE: A new way to invoke a web browser -- from an editor ?
Quote:Is that it?
Yes
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