View Full Version : making my web page open a new browser?

Mar 11th, 2011, 07:04 AM
I want to eable my users to see their website in different browsers. I want to show links in their cms page one for each main browser. so when they are using FF to edit their website, they can click 1 of several links and see their page in IE or Safari etc.

for the purpose of this, let's assume they have all the main browsers installed.

Can this be done?

Mar 11th, 2011, 10:33 AM
Hello bazz,
Something along that same line here - http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=220286

Maybe you can adapt that .js to do what you want?

Mar 11th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks Excavator.

I guess that's a bit convoluted for some less tecky people that I am aiming for.

I was hoping for a way just to have an html link (with or without js), which would make the users computer open firefox if it were installed. The mere mention of 'registry' would have most of my target audience in a blind panic.
(Not so long ago I would have been too :) )

Mar 11th, 2011, 05:17 PM
That's only a registry hack to make a new line on the context menu in IE. You won't need that part, I thought you could use the .js as an example of what loads another browser.