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ClipToWebCM is a service application and contextual menu plug-in which tries to open the currently selected text (or clipboard contents if there is no selection) as a URL in your default Web browser. Of course this isn't anything a copy and paste operation can't achieve, but it's quicker. It's also more versatile than the "Open URL" contextual menu item since it doesn't require a full URL. (Note: As of version 1.0.2 the selection can also be a Finder file or folder; the text will be the name of the object.)

As of version 1.0.2 you can use the provided system preference pane to create a list of extensions that the contextual more...

What's New

Version 1.0.3:
  • Added a "service application" version, OpenAsURLService, to provide access to the ClipToWeb functionality in Mac OS X 10.6 and above as a contextual service using text selections. (The service item supports Mac OS X 10.4 and above, and the CM, ClipToWebCM, supports Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5.)
  • The text selection is trimmed at the beginning and end of whitespace for robustness. (For more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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NOT NEEDED IN OS 10.6

It is already possible to open text as a URL via contextual menu if the extension is right - for example: news.com, news.edu, news.gov etc.

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Version 1.0.3
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Click on 'More Information' etc., and all you see is:

Gone

The requested resource /Utilities.html is no longer available on this server and there is no forwarding address. Please remove all references to this resource.

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Version 1.0.2
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Can the developer explain to me what the difference is between this plug-in and the apple contextual menu item which already exists in tiger "Open URL" ?

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Version 1.0
msg11gJMIVdn1L5qMsM1
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Safari does not recognize URLs that do not contain "http://"

Thus, should you come across a web address that does not contain the "http://" identifier, you can still open this text as a URL using this contextual menu plugin.

Roro01
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Thank you very much, sechmura, for explaining this to me - I just downloaded it.

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Downloads 2,840
Version Downloads 645
License Free
Date 21 Jun 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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