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Open any URL with QuickSilver
Authored by: crashcane on Jun 07, '07 11:52:32AM
Is the "URL" bookmark even needed in this instance?

When I invoke Quicksilver, type "cva.stanford.edu" TAB, Quicksilver has autodetected that the text I typed is a URL, so the default Action is "Open URL", which opens the URL in my default browser.

When I type "w", "open URL" switches to "Open URL with...", and the third pane appears so I can select Safari, Camino, Firefox, Opera, etc.

If this isn't what happens in your install of Quicksilver, I would like to hear about it. One advantage/disadvantage of Quicksilver is that it does a ton of stuff "magically", but it is often hard to guess what it will do. For instance, I was trying to use Triggers to paste in commonly used text snippets, but with snippets that looked like URLs (stuff.foo.edu), which QS would autodetect as URL and "helpfully" paste in an "http://"; as well.

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