Working in an environment where you have different web applications which need a specific browser you cannot click on any link you find in your mails from different systems. You always have to copy the link and then choose the matching browser. That's somewhat awful and it can be automated

After looking through the web I haven't found a tool matching my needs. So I started to implement it myself.

What it does

It replaces your default webbrowser and can be configured using an ini file. I don't like configuration GUIs and I don't like to design some, too. You can configure as many browsers as you need. You then specify patterns (start of the url) and the browser which is responsible for the pattern. And now if you click on the link, you get the right browser automatically.

The hard way to be a default browser

It is only tested on Windows 7 and it was a hard way to be accepted and selectable as default browser. There are several entries one must made in the registry. And there is no page in where it is explained how exactly these things work together. If you are interested open the setup project and have a look.

Where to get it

The code is available at github.com/m42e/BrowSel
The Installer is also on github here

C# code github

This is my new blog. It may contain interesting thins, or not. The articles may cover some of the following topics: parenting, coding, vim, infrastructure, public transport troubles, gadgets, recipes, ...

Who I am

I am a software developer, housband and father who likes to learn new stuff. I like food, cooking, gadgets. I love my daughter and my wife. I live and work in Munich. And I really love that city.

Links

https://github.com/m42e

Social Networks

Well a few weeks ago I decided to quit nearly all the social networks. They produce a lot of white-bread information I do not take care of. But somehow you read your "streams" multiple times a day so you don't miss the one of a thousand news you are interested in. That's the reason I quit.

Contact me

matthias-blog@bilger.info