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  1. add support for mailto links. E.g. Open Mail or Entourage

    If I click a mailto link within a web site, I would like the option to contact the link on a personal basis (using Mail) or for business purposes (using Entourage)

    146 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • extending support to various media types, not just browser

      It would be nice if Choosy could support something other than a browser. Maybe mail applications, Media Players or something else.

      99 votes
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      • Fix bug where Choosy is disabled on startup

        Choosy is installed and working beautifully, and set as standard browser in Safari. Until I restart... Almost every time I restart (I'd say 80-90 % of the time), Choosy has disabled itself in the System Preferences and Safari has taken the position of default browser.

        So the first thing I need to do when I restart the computer is to go to System Preferences, click OK in the "Choosy is disabled" dialogue box (that's a very annoying little box), and check "Enable Choosy for links" and Enable Choosy for HTML files".

        This was the case in the beta versions and…

        72 votes
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          29 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          I’m still looking into this, but it seems to have more to do with the OS than Choosy.

          This issues can sometimes be related to using File Vault. If you are using File Vault you could try disabling it. See this post on SuperUser for more information:
          http://superuser.com/questions/2735

          If you’re not using File Vault there are some suggestions about resetting your Launch Services settings in this Apple Forum thread: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=8965818

          If none of that helps, please leave a comment letting me know.

          Sorry for the inconvenience.

        • Allow the browser selection to be Spaces aware

          I'd love to be able to select my default browser based on the current space. This means i can use separate browsers in separate spaces for programming/work vs. personal/leisure.

          It would be even better if I could set domains/regex patterns on a per space basis, allowing me to restrict the current space to certain domains and force me to focus on the job in hand!

          71 votes
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          • support Fluid 1.2 in ChoosyFluid

            ChoosyFluid has no trouble detecting Fluid SSB's version 0.9.6, but finds none at higher version numbers...

            44 votes
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            • add an option to specify behaviour based on network location

              it would be useful to have different behaviours for different network location, e.g., I would:
              - open in Safari when I'm at home
              - open in Firefox when I'm at office #1
              - etc.

              37 votes
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              • select in the prompt by typing the start of a browser's name

                Add the ability to select a browser by typing the first letter or two of its name as well as by arrow keys

                Requested by Tim via email

                31 votes
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                • Add payment options besides Paypal

                  I don't have a Paypal account and have no desire to create one after hearing bad things about it. However, I would still like to buy Choosy. You could use something like Amazon Payments or Google Checkout.

                  26 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Temp freezing the computer or visual bug when clicking on a link

                    I'd love to have this figured out to narrow it down more, but at apparently random times when I click on a link, instead of choosy showing up, the computer will freeze for ~15 seconds. Background task will continue (itunes playing music, etc.) but user input does nothing (cursor won't move, can't alt-tab, can't switch spaces, etc.)
                    After the ~15 seconds is up, everything goes back to normal. If I click a 2nd time at that point, choosy will mostly likely behave normally.

                    Also, and possibly related is choosy will be visually bugged.
                    See screenshot:
                    http://img.skitch.com/20100709-tb151wemhqcqwgj27hkrbew4yq.png

                    21 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This looks like it might be related to driver issues with the Nvidia Geforce 7300 graphics card.

                      Could those who are following this thread leave comments indicating which graphics card their Mac uses?

                      Thanks for your patience while I fix this.

                    • 19 votes
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                      • Make the rules work with Dashboard.

                        Right now if you specify the app as Dashboard, it doesn't actually follow the rule. It would be nice to work with Dashboard. Or even individual widgets.

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                        • 16 votes
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                          • Add export/import of rules and setting

                            Migrating from an old machine to a new machine, I have to manually set up all my rules again. It would be nice to be able to export/import rules and settings.

                            15 votes
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                            • Implement URL rewriter

                              It would be useful in some cases that a URL has to be rewritten based on search and replace (incl. RegExp) some strings in a URL and send it to a specific browser.

                              E.g.: Click on the URL http://system.xy.com will be rewritten to http://system.ab.com and then will be opened with Camino

                              14 votes
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                              • 13 votes
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                                • Workaround for Safari dialog in Sierra 10.2.2?

                                  In Sierra 10.2.2, Safari (10.0.2) systematically displays a dialog whenever I invoke "Open in Choosy" in the contextual menu:

                                  "Do you want to allow this page to open Choosy?"

                                  Is there any way to avoid that extra step every time?

                                  13 votes
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                                  • ChoosyFluid not detecting any fluid instances?

                                    Choosy looks great and the idea behind it is exactly what I want to achieve. But it's just not working for me.

                                    It seems to be functioning, but nothing happens when I click a link that should be trapped. They just open in Chrome as usual. I don't even get the popup to choose a browser.

                                    I'm trying to get links in Gmail to my SSB apps like basecamp to open in the SSB. I installed ChoosyFluid, but when it runs it doesn't detect any SSBs to work with (i have 5 in my apps folder and on the dock)…

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Add ability to open in a Firefox container tab

                                      Firefox now allows container tabs. It'd be cool to support these tabs as options in Choosy, so when clicking a link I could open it in a Firefox "Work" tab or a "Personal" tab.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Opening files from hard drive fails

                                        With Choosy 0.9.1 beta there seems to be a problem when you try to open files (I tried with an HTML page) on your hard drive. Opening links (e.g. from Mail) works as expected but a file does not. Here is the console output (when Choosy starts):

                                        10/02/09 21:01:40 Choosy[514] Failed to get an int preference for runningMode (value was (null))
                                        10/02/09 21:01:40 Choosy[514] Failed to get an int preference for generalMode (value was (null))
                                        10/02/09 21:01:40 Choosy[514] Failed to get an int preference for displayMode (value was (null))
                                        10/02/09 21:01:40 Choosy[514] Failed to get an int preference for iconSize…

                                        11 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          There are several improvements to this in the 0.9.3 release:
                                          1) Choosy properly registers itself with the OS as a viewer app for HTML files
                                          2) There are separate settings for using Choosy as the default app for HTML files and the default app for HTTP URLs
                                          3) The advanced behaviour rules system allows you to set up specific rules for local files (e.g. I have them set to open in TextMate by default but if I hold shift while opening the file I get a TextMate/Firefox/Validator prompt)

                                          I’m hoping updates should solve the problems you’ve been having, let me know in the comments if there are any more issues. If not I’ll close this issue.


                                          There was another issue that’s just been fixed: There was a problem opening local files that had special characters (e.g. spaces) in the file names.

                                        • Allow skinning of the browser selection dialog

                                          It would be neat if we could really tweak the UI of the browser selection dialog. I'm thinking similar to the way QuickSilver allows different skins for their interface. This way, Choosy can really fit into the overall aesthetic the user has set up.

                                          10 votes
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