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By jimbaou, Member on 2nd September 2014, 08:53 PM
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Hello,

I have an ACER Liquid E2 running Android 4.2

I have installed 3 web browsers, and I can see that some websites are much better browsed with one browser than with another. But it is not the same browser which best browses all the websites.

So I want to have a shortcut which points to website A with Chrome, another shortcut which points to website B with Firefox, etc. The problem is that when I create shortcuts to a website on my desktop, it always launches the default browser. And if I do not define a default browser, I have to say which browser I want to use each time I activate a shortcut. It is boring, and I do not always remember which browser is the best for each website.

So here is the question: is there a way to create shortcuts which are browser dependant and would permit me to associate one website with Chrome, another website with Firefox, .... ?

Thanks for any help.
 
 
2nd September 2014, 10:37 PM |#2  
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Hello,

I have an ACER Liquid E2 running Android 4.2

I have installed 3 web browsers, and I can see that some websites are much better browsed with one browser than with another. But it is not the same browser which best browses all the websites.

So I want to have a shortcut which points to website A with Chrome, another shortcut which points to website B with Firefox, etc. The problem is that when I create shortcuts to a website on my desktop, it always launches the default browser. And if I do not define a default browser, I have to say which browser I want to use each time I activate a shortcut. It is boring, and I do not always remember which browser is the best for each website.

So here is the question: is there a way to create shortcuts which are browser dependant and would permit me to associate one website with Chrome, another website with Firefox, .... ?

Thanks for any help.

Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is using each browser's bookmark widget (Chrome, Dolphin, etc). Not every browser has them, unfortunately, but you should be able to find a generic bookmark widget that you can substitute.
3rd September 2014, 06:41 AM |#3  
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Only thing I can think of off the top of my head is using each browser's bookmark widget (Chrome, Dolphin, etc). Not every browser has them, unfortunately, but you should be able to find a generic bookmark widget that you can substitute.

Hello es0tericcha0s,

Thanks for your answer.

Unfortunately, the shortcuts created from a browser bookmark seem to be nothing more than shortcuts to the URL. They do not seem to contain information on the browser to use. I have tried creating shortcuts from the standard Android browser as well as from Chrome, and they all behave the same: they use the default browser if it is defined, otherwise they ask which browser to use. The only difference is the look of the shortcut icon.

I was thinking that perhaps a one-line script could do the job. But I have not been able to locate the executable files for Chrome, Firefox, or the standard browser.

Could anyone help ?
Last edited by jimbaou; 3rd September 2014 at 06:48 AM.
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