Browser Selector

UPDATE:

You can download the sources from https://github.com/mwiedemeyer/browserselector

 

Today I have created a little tool. I called it “Browser Selector”. It is for all people who uses more than one browser.

My scenario:

I’m using Opera and Internet Explorer. Opera for daily browsing and Internet Explorer for all Microsoft sites and for the company intranet.

Browser Selector now helps to avoid copy&paste url’s in one of the browsers depending on the url. Instead I can click directly on each url from all applications (Outlook, MSN Messenger, etc) or even enter the url in the start menu and it opens automatically in the correct browser!

Configuration:

To configure, which url will be opened in which browser, there is a config.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<BrowserSelector>
  <Rules>
    <Rule Url="microsoft.com" Browser="IE" />
    <Rule Url="live.com" Browser="IE" />
  </Rules>
  <Browsers>
    <Browser Name="Opera" Path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe" Default="true" />
    <Browser Name="IE" Path="C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" />
  </Browsers>
</BrowserSelector>

 

There you see a Rules section. In the Url attribute you can use regular expressions as well.
In the Browsers section you define all of your browsers and mark one as default which will be used if no rule matches.

Now download the msi, install it and configure it as you like. It is well tested with Windows 7 RC.

If you have any questions, problems or suggestions, write a comment.

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