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External Application Button addon for browser

📅 2023-Jun-05 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ chrome, firefox ⬩ 📚 Archive

I wanted to have a way to launch external Windows application for certain URLs from Firefox and Chrome. Surprisingly, there is absolutely no addon that can do this job directly, probably due to security restrictions from the browser. Almost none of the Firefox addons worked, and the few that seemed to partially work need some external hookup for the browser.

The only addon that worked for me was External Application Button and it is available for both Firefox and Chrome!


Possible uses

Here are some ways I use this addon:

Addons that did not work

There are some extensions that claim to solve this problem, but these did not work for me:

Tried with: Firefox 113.0.2

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