Launchy Extension Allows Links to be Opened with External Applications

Friday December 19th, 2003

Henrik Gemal writes in with information about his new Mozilla extension, Launchy: "Launchy will enable you to open links and mailtos with external applications like Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firebird, Netscape, Outlook, BSPlayer, Windows Media Player and others. Launchy will auto detect all applications. It's a Windows only extension!

"Wanna open a link with Winamp? Just right click and say 'Open link with Winamp'. Wanna send an email to the selected mailto link using Outlook? Just right click and say 'Send email using Outlook'. I think you get the picture. It's great for testing and also for using external mail and media applications."

Launchy 1.5.0 can be downloaded from

#4 Extension allows you to choose apps

by davidboydca

Saturday December 20th, 2003 12:30 PM

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This has been around a long while from Japan. Not on MozDev, I don't know why because it is one of many with pretty cool features.


"Open with Applications

Opens the current page (, the frame, the link) or the selection text by your favorite applications (ex. external web browser, HTML editor, etc.)."