How to launch in chrome, etc??

  • I just downloaded Notepad++ v7.6.6.
    When I select ‘run’ there are no options to ‘Launch in Firefox/IE/Chrome/Safari’.
    I tried reinstalling but got the same result.
    Any suggestions??

  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Steve-Lazarus

    yes, version 7.6.6 has the browser view implemented directly at the view menu, as seen at the screenshot below.

    please go to the menu view > view current file in and select your desired browser.
    (firefox, chrome, edge or internet explorer)

    best regards


  • That’s funny. I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to un-comment the shortcut file.
    That was way too easy. Much appreciated!! :)

  • pulling my hair out trying to un-comment the shortcut file

    I see that the shortcuts.xml file from a clean 7.6.6 still has this stuff in it (in an xml comment block):

        <Command name="Launch in Firefox" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="88">firefox &quot;$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)&quot;</Command>
        <Command name="Launch in IE" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="73">iexplore &quot;$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)&quot;</Command>
        <Command name="Launch in Chrome" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="82">chrome &quot;$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)&quot;</Command>
        <Command name="Launch in Safari" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="65">safari &quot;$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)&quot;</Command>
        <Command name="Send via Outlook" Ctrl="yes" Alt="yes" Shift="yes" Key="79">outlook /a &quot;$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)&quot;</Command>

    It seems like with the new commands on the View menu, the ones in shortcuts.xml should be removed. But…I guess that won’t help upgraders avoid confusion in the future, just fresh-installers.

  • @Steve-Lazarus said:

    I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to un-comment the shortcut file.

    That’s odd. My 7.6.6 puts those just fine when i remove the XML-comments wrapping those statements. Procedure = Close all Notepad++ instances; open single instance of Notepad++, edit the correct shortcuts.xml (%AppData%\Notepad++\shortcuts.xml for a normal installation), save, exit Notepad++, open Notepad++: should now show the updated Run menu.

    I mean, with it built into the View Menu, there’s no reason to use the shortcuts.xml/Run-menu version, but the old-style Run menu ones should work (and does for me) when properly enabled in v7.6.6.

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