An Even Better Open in Firefox

Yesterday I blogged about the nifty little Open in Firefox script that I made. As it turns out, there is an even better way to this, using some fancy Quicksilver magic.

By using Proxy Objects in Quicksilver, you can gain access to the Current Web Page object. After making sure that you have activated the Open URL With... action in the Quicksilver preferences you are free to specify Firefox (or another browser).

Current Web Page → Open URL With... → Firefox

Once you have this working, you can set it up as a custom trigger. I set mine to the F1 key. Even better, this trigger is much more extendable than the script. You might not necessarily always want to open a URL in Firefox. Say you want to open a page in Opera. Just create another trigger, but leave out the item in the third pane.

Current Web Page → Open URL With... → "Leave this blank"

Now when you use that trigger, activate it with a hotkey (I used F2) and type in the first few letters of the browser (or program) you want the URL to open in.

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