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Monday, September 17th 2007, 11:34am

External program handling Firefox/KDE


I am writing in case anyone can help me achieve the following:

I am working on a website content management system (CMS). I want to be able to click on a link to a file on my computer within the CMS, and have the file open in a specified editor.


I need to use Firefox.
I want to open files in Quanta.

To achieve this I've tried creating a new arbitary protocol within Firefox called 'quanta':

* Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter.
* Right-click -> New -> Boolean -> Name: network.protocol-handler.external.quanta -> Value -> true
* Right-click -> New -> String -> Name: -> Value -> /usr/bin/quanta

Now, I create a link as follows:

<a href="quanta:/home/me/myfile.html">Open in Editor</a>

The result is that a new instance of Quanta opens but the specified file (/home/me/myfile.html) does not open.
A second problem is that a new instance of Quanta opens - I would prefer to open files in an already open instance of the program.

Any help much appreciated.