Let's say that you're at work, and a number of work-related web-apps just work better in Internet Explorer* so you've made it the default browser.
But you want to open up files from within Emacs inside of Firefox, not IE.
So, how d'ye do it?
That seems to do the trick.
So, let's say you want most browser-destined items in Emacs to open in the non-default browser, and you've redefined the Emacs browser, as above.
How do you open certain URLs in the system default browser (because a number of work-related web-apps
just work better only work in Internet Explorer*)?
open-path-external -- this will trip the system's default handler for the protocol (
http:// in this case).
Yeah, that's right. We're a Windows shop, using a Java application that only works in IE.
OH BRAVE NEW WORLD THAT HATH SUCH PEOPLE IN'T!