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Open a URL

The Open a URL action allows you to open a specified URL with a selected application.

How to Use

Enter the full URL in the Open URL text area.

Select the application to open the URL from the with pop-up.

:!: Keep in mind that the URL must be properly formatted. It cannot contain spaces or other invalid characters (the Percent Encode for URL filter may be useful for this purpose).

 Open URL Action

Action Options

The action (gear) ⚙ menu provides options to control the action.

 Open URL Gear Menu

You can(v7.3+) control the text processing is applied in the URL block before it is send to the application :

  • Process Text Normally (process text tokens and backslash characters)
  • Process Text Tokens Only (process text tokens but not backslash characters)
  • Process Nothing (process neither text tokens nor backslash characters)

You can also (v9.0+) whether the URL is opened in the background or the browser application is brought to the front.

If the action fails (because the URL is invalid), you will be notified but the macro will continue on. You can adjust these in the gear menu.

See Also


action/Open_a_URL.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/01 04:08 by peternlewis