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Re: Internal/external browsers

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Internal/external browsers
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:09:34 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130008 (Ma Gnus v0.8) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, 14 Dec 2013 18:57:56 +0100 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> When you hit RET on a link in shr/eww, it uses the browse-url browser to
LMI> follow the link.  If you hit `C-u RET', it uses the
LMI> `shr-external-browser' browser.

LMI> It's been that way for some months now, and I must say I really like
LMI> that.  I have eww set as the default browser, and quite a few web pages
LMI> display well enough in eww, and it's much more pleasant to read those
LMI> web pages inside Emacs.

LMI> And when I know that the link points to a page that eww is unlikely to
LMI> cope with, I just hit `C-u RET' and get a Firefox browser window popping
LMI> up.

LMI> So now I want all URL links in Emacs to work that way, like in erc mode,
LMI> etc.

LMI> Does this make sense to people?  If so, I think browse-url itself should
LMI> be extended with a browse-url-external-browser variable, and then the
LMI> `browse-url' function itself should use these two variables, instead of
LMI> shr implementing this stuff itself...

To me, that makes good sense everywhere in Emacs.  Except I'd like `C-u
RET' to show a list of browsers, if I have more than one I like to use.


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