VKontakte.DJ
forum traveling
 

Celestial Software

...better by design

Home Support SSH Client Forums
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Feature Request: Selected url to default browser (1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottom Favoured: 0
TOPIC: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser
#911
Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 11 Months ago  
As in CRT and SecureCRT, the ability to select a text url on the main telnet screen, right click, and chose 'go to url' at which point your default browser receives the url and loads it in a new page. The default browser is loaded when necessary.

I find this feature very useful when in Usenet where urls are often given for reference. Select, rightclick, select option and boom, you're there. Much less time-consuming and awkward than selecting, copying, then finding your browser to bring it to the front, click to focus on address bar, and paste, then hit go to return.

Hope this feature request meets with joy. Thank you. Nex

[ May 24, 2005, 11:37 AM: Message edited by: Brian T. Pence ]
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#912
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
Alan,

I've implemented this in the latest beta and I wanted you to give it a shot. Let me know what you think.

Download the latest beta

Brian
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#913
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
It works! Default browser's loaded if needed, requested url is loaded into a new page thereby not disturbing any other open tabs (I use Opera), and the process is quick and painless.

Thank you Very Much, Brian. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#914
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thanks for checking, Alan!

Keep using it for awhile and let me know if there's anything quirky in the implementation.

Brian
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#915
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
Will do. Nothing quirky so far. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#916
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
AOK after several sessions of use. I'd say the 'Go to URL feature is ready for prime time. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#917
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
Still working fine. The beta I'm using is going to expire in a day or two by the way. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#918
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
Beta expired. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#919
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 10 Months ago  
I'll get a new one out today.

Brian
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#920
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 9 Months ago  
Another month has rolled around and soon the present beta will also expire. Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#921
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 9 Months ago  
Thanks, Alan.

The current beta is in active review. I've released it to my 100+ beta testers and so far, things look pretty good. If you'd like to follow the progress, join the group here:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celestial_beta

I've got one thing to fix and another beta will be going out tonight.

Brian
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#922
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 9 Months ago  
Yes thanks, Brian - went, joined, read, and downloaded the latest (c12). Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#923
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 14 Years, 9 Months ago  
I posted a new beta last night. You must have just missed it...

http://www.celestialsoftware.net/telnet/...teTelnet3.85RC14.exe
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#924
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 13 Years, 2 Months ago  
First: I love Absolute Telnet, I use it all day every day.

OK Then! Back in 2005, selecting a URL and being able to open it was pretty cool. But now, if I may be so bold, I shall ask for even more.

Just like modern email programs (gmail, outlook) and instant messaging programs (AIM, et al), it would be most excellent if the telnet program automatically parsed URL's and made them hot-clickable. This would be *especially* nice for long urls that span multiple lines of the terminal!

Often, it's difficult to select exactly the right part of the screen for the URL. Sometimes you get a stray (CR/LF) at the beginning, or a trailing period at the end. Automatic hot-spotting of URL's by the terminal would be awesome.

--> dvb
dvb (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 2
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
-------------
telenetically
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#925
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 13 Years ago  
Hi,

Can i put a request in for this as well, as it definently makes opening url's much easier, also the same would be good for email addresses if you can do it?

Regards

Mark
markolliver (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 4
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#926
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 13 Years ago  
Sounds nice and I'd like that too, but I can't see how it could be done. Telnet by its very nature is *text*.

Wait, I suppose it might be done in some fancy text terminal protocol - in fact clickable items already exist in some - but then we'd have to config AT to use that terminal prot specifically. One of the ansis? Dunno. Course the other side would need to do it too.

Unless there's a way to do a routine where word delimiters, spaces, are recognized? At that point the prg could do what it wanted with the string. Brian? Nex
nexx9 (User)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 9
graphgraph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
35
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
#927
Re: Feature Request: Selected url to default browser 12 Years, 11 Months ago  
Doesn't require anything fancy, just a parser to automatically scan the input for things that look like URLs. Highlight them and make them clickable. Clicking them launches a browser to actually display the page.

If someone wants to provide source code (c or C++) for a URL parser, I'd be glad to take a look and see what it would require to add to Absolute. You might want to start here:

http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc1738.html

Brian
bpence (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 1340
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Logged Logged  
 
Brian Pence
Celestial Software
SSH , SFTP, and Telnet in a tabbed interface for Windows XP, Vista, Mobile, and others
 
The administrator has disabled public write access.  
Go to top