a most welcome feature

samhill5215's profile image samhill5215 posted 2 months ago in Feature discussion Permalink

My tables contain columns with text pointing to URLs on my home network or the web. It would be great to use a keyboard combination or a right click sub-menu to lad the page on the system browser.

Elon Musk's profile image Elon Musk posted 2 months ago Permalink

yeah

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 2 months ago Permalink

What about using the "Open URL" item in the context menu?

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samhill5215's profile image samhill5215 posted 2 months ago Permalink

Totally missed it! Thank you for taking the time.

That's definitely helpful but a keyboard combo would be ideal and I haven't found a way to do this in preferences. Can you add the context menu commands? Some are already implemented under Various. Loading the url to the system browser would be fine. Even better would be the ability to select a browser.

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 2 months ago Permalink

In Tools > Preferences > Shortcuts, the "Open URL" item can be found in the "Data" group.

However, the URL is just passed to the operating system, where the preferred webbrowser is then opened.

samhill5215's profile image samhill5215 posted 2 months ago Permalink

That's fine and works. And I found where to connect it to a keyboard combination in Preferences->Sortcuts->Data->Open URL. Totally missed another one.

Can you offer an option in the same place supply to use the current browser window or a new browser window? In the languages I know that's possible through one of the flags in the window open command. Or did I miss this one as well?

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 2 months ago Permalink

HeidiSQL just calls ShellExecute to let the OS open the URL with its default application. There is nothing additionally. Creating a new window with that function would require much more, for instance creating a process internally, and pass its window handle to ShellExecute. That's currently not supported in HeidiSQL.

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