Obviously most of our development has to be done with an eye to how it works in Internet Explorer, but I get tired of pasting links into FireFox, my primary browser. This is especially annoying when I need to open links in Gmail or Google Reader from IE to FireFox.
So using information from the kunal.kundaje.net site , I created a new context menu entry for 'Open In Firefox'.
I created an HTML file in c:\windows\ie_open_in_firefox.html with this content:
var foo = new ActiveXObject("WScript.Shell");
foo.Run("Firefox " + external.menuArguments.event.srcElement);
And added the entry to the registry as discussed.
- Create entry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Open In Firefox
- Update Key '(Default)' to the string c:\windows\ie_open_in_firefox.html
- Add new key 'Context' with the DWORDS value HEX 20
Photo from tdenham at SXC