Feature request #1514

Request: Default web browser action "openurl"

Added by Mike Toews about 8 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:fixed
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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The most common function for a layer action is to open a particular web site in a browser. However, the present solution is to use a specific command (e.g., iexplore, firefox, konqueror) to open a web browser, which is not cross-platform compatible and does not adhere to the default web browser as chosen by the user or computer administrator. This makes actions hard to implement among several users with different computer setups that share a common QGS file.

I've done some quick research, and new since Qt 4.2 is a function "openUrl()" to do this trick. See:

I'd like to propose a cross-platform compatible action command named "openurl" to simply open a URL in the default web browser.

openurl.png - Conceptual use of command (20.7 kB) Mike Toews, 01/26/2009 09:55 am


Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Assigned to deleted (nobody -)
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

there is a set of preset actions now, among the other "Search on web based on attribute's value", I think it's what was asked.

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