#657 Customisable hyperlink protocols (like Firefox)

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2008-09-09
2008-09-09
Tony O'Hagan
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I've just joined a new company and I'm creating a Mind Map of all the places to find information. Very handy ... Thanks!

I need to hyperlink to intranet (http:), local and network drives (file:), subversion (svn:) and Outlook IMAP folders (outlook:). AFAIK FreeMind does not support Outlook or Subversion .

I've found that Firefox can do these because it supports customizable hyperlink protocols. I think this would be a very valuable generic extension to FreeMind. You can probably have a look at the FireFox code to see how they did it.

Type a link like this into firefox and it will prompt you to associate the "outlook" protocol with an application that it determines is probably MS Outlook.
outlook://Public%20Folders/All%20Public%20Folders/Shared/My%20Shared%20Folder

For more details see:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol

Discussion

  • Juan Molina
    Juan Molina
    2008-11-07

    That's a good idea, please add a 'callto:' to the lot, if it's not too hard to code, as it's nice to store phone numbers and email addresses in FreeMind, but only the latter can be exploited with a 'mailto:' link.

    Bravo for FreeMind, it has changed my life, really!
    Juan

     
  • Tony O'Hagan
    Tony O'Hagan
    2009-07-13

    I'm wrapped. Thanks so much for this!
    I really think this simple change lifts FreeMind to a whole new level.