how to pass url to external app.

Alex Nordstrom alexander.nordstromDONT_CC_ME at
Wed Sep 8 13:52:32 BST 2004

Please don't top-post; it makes it hard to follow threads and see who is 
saying what.

On Wednesday, 8 Sep 2004 18:46, zander at wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 08, 2004 at 11:39:33AM +0100, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> > zander at wrote:
> > > Could anyone tell me how I can force konq to start the external
> > > application with the full path of the remote URL (i.e.
> > > instead of incorrectly copying the file
> > > to a local store first?
> >
> > Does 'javaws %U' as the 'Open with...' command work?
> I just had the command, nothing following it (since there is
> absolutely no indication something _could_ follow it :).  Should this
> %U not be default?

No, because not all programs can handle URLs on the command line, even 
if all KDE and GTK applications (I believe) support it natively. I 
suppose there could also be cases where it's not desirable for the 
program (or its linked library) to interact with the server.

> I can post a bugreport on that I guess..

The information is there; it's in the Whats This popup for the text box 
that holds the command (click on the question mark in the title bar and 
then on the text box). Perhaps it needs to be more prominent than that. 
The information is quite long, however, so just throwing it all in as 
labels wouldn't be elegant. If you've got a good suggestion after 
taking another look at what the options are, I'm sure a wishlist bug 
report describing it could be helpful.

Alex Nordstrom
Please do not CC me in followups; I am subscribed to the kde list.
This message is from the kde mailing list.
Account management:
More info:

More information about the kde mailing list