View Full Version : HTML to open local application

January 2nd, 2013, 04:01 PM
I'm designing a page for personal use to run as a "startup page" au lieu of my current default tabs and startup programmes

It was mostly an exercise in remembering HTML, and creating a "bookmarks page", but now I'm wondering if there is a method by which one can launch an app or document from a webpage.

For example, I'd want links to gedit and pidgin, off the bat, but I would also probably want a couple of my commonly used "organisation" spreadsheets, too.

Is there a method I can use to do this?

In case it matters, which I guess it will:
The page won't be used outside of my account on my own computer.

January 2nd, 2013, 09:35 PM
Yes you can.

On Windows you setup a custom protocol handler in the registry.

Check here for linux ... http://stackoverflow.com/questions/411544/custom-protocol-in-linux

Personally I've never tried it in linux but looks simple enough.