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
- 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.