Safari Add-on Button: Launch site in Firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sphereboy, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. sphereboy macrumors 6502

    sphereboy

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    #1
    There are times where i'm on Safari and I would like to launch the same website on Firefox, for a number of reasons that i won't get into.

    My question to all…is there a plugin of sorts that would add a button to my Safari to launch that site in Firefox.

    In writing this, maybe even a simple AppleScript could do the trick.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    #2
    Enable the debug menu, and you will then be able to open the current page in any other installed browser from there.
     
  3. sphereboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    sphereboy

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    Thank you. That works. Now how do we get that on a button?
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Here is a partial solution. Under the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard & Mouse system preference, you can set up an app shortcut as follows:
    Picture 1.png

    There is one quirk: the first time you use this after starting Safari, you would have to use the mouse instead of the shortcut, because the entries are not filled into the menu until needed. The second and subsequent times, the shortcut should work (until you launch Safari again).
     

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