Re: How do I work with .URL files?
Isn't it just a couple of binary characters and then a URL? What's stopping you from opening the files in a text editor and just copying and pasting the URL into Firefox? Or creating a simple launcher using "xdg-open <url>"?
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.