How to open url in firefox


#1

Hi,
I was trying to open a url through ruby script in firefox browser.
The below code opens the link in the background in Internet Explorer.
Is there a way to open it in Firefox and in foreground ?

require ‘open-uri’
require ‘uri’

open(“http://mail.yahoo.com”)

Thanks in advance,
Raju


#2

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Raju A. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,
I was trying to open a url through ruby script in firefox browser.
The below code opens the link in the background in Internet Explorer.

No it doesn’t.

Is there a way to open it in Firefox and in foreground ?

Take a look at Launchy: http://copiousfreetime.rubyforge.org/launchy/


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#3

Avdi G. wrote:

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Raju A. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Hi,
I was trying to open a url through ruby script in firefox browser.
The below code opens the link in the background in Internet Explorer.

No it doesn’t.

Is there a way to open it in Firefox and in foreground ?

Take a look at Launchy: http://copiousfreetime.rubyforge.org/launchy/


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Hi Advi,

Thanks for your response.
What do you mean by it doesnt ? It is actually opening a browser in the
background. I know this as i was monitoring logs when i open particular
links.

The other point on Launchy. can you please eloborate, I dont see any
library file Launcy in lib folder.

-Raju


#4

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Raju A. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Thanks for your response.
What do you mean by it doesnt ? It is actually opening a browser in the
background. I know this as i was monitoring logs when i open particular
links.

OpenURI opens network connections inside Ruby, it doesn’t interact
with your desktop at all. See the documentation:
http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/open-uri/rdoc/classes/OpenURI.html

Anything opening in Internet Explorer at the same time is a coincidence.

The other point on Launchy. can you please eloborate, I dont see any
library file Launcy in lib folder.

It’s a Ruby gem that you must install with the command:

gem install launchy


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