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 Readme for:  Network » Misc » openwinurl.lha


Description: Open a Windows .URL file using a web browser
Download: openwinurl.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 97kb
Version: r6
Date: 02 Oct 10
Author: Chris Handley
Submitter: Chris Handley
Requirements: OS4.1 Update 1
Category: network/misc
Replaces: network/misc/openwinurl.lha
License: Freeware
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.1
FileID: 5986
Comments: 0
Snapshots: 0
Videos: 0
Downloads:  (Current version)

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OpenWinURL is a simple Workbench Tool, which can be used with DefIcons &
OpenURL, so that double-clicking on a Windows .URL file causes your web browser
to open the URL address contained in the file.

There is only an OS4 executable, but the PortablE source code is also provided,
so it can be compiled for OS3, AROS, etc if you want (untested but it should
work as long as DefIcons & OpenURL are installed).

Changes in this release:
* Switched to OS4.1.1's URLOpen command, as OpenURL wasn't working reliably for
me anymore.
* Reduced executable size by 82KB, at the expense of being OS4.1 only (which
URLOpen is anyway).
* Reduced executable size by 73KB, by asking GCC to optimise the executable
  The executable is now nearly half the size of previous releases!

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