BrowserDispatcher

Sends link to the right browser depending on a set of predefined rules

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Browser Dispatcher

BrowserDispatcher.app decides which browser to use when you click on a link outside of your web browser. Based on your settings, it will display a prompt allowing you to select from a list of browsers or automatically select a browser to open a link with.

BrowserDispatcher.app

Downloads

To download the latest release, see releases page (macOS only).

Note: the application is not signed by Apple Developer ID. By default, Mac OS will not open an app from an unidentified developer.

In the Finder, locate BrowserDispatcher.app and Control-click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu. Make BrowserDispatcher.app default web browser. You can use the app menu Preferences > Make default browser or go to System Preferences > General > Default web browser.

The application is an agent app, that is, menu bar app that does not appear in the Dock or Force Quit window.

Running from source

You'll need certain packages installed before you can build and run Browser Dispatcher locally.

Prerequisites

  1. nodejs >= 6.2

    Install from your package manager or download from https://nodejs.org

  2. npm install -g bower

Installation

After installing the prerequisites:

  1. Clone the git repository from GitHub:

    git clone git@github.com:brave/browser-dispatcher.git
    
  2. Open the working directory:

    cd browser-dispatcher
    
  3. Install dependencies:

    npm install
    bower install
    

To start the application in development mode run npm start or electron ..

Running the tests

Run unit and end-to-end tests:

nmp test

Run unit tests only:

npm run test:unit

Run end-to-end tests only:

npm run test:e2e

Building the application

Build without code-signing:

npm run dist-unsigned

Build and code-sign:

npm run dist

Built With

  • Electron - The framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • Photon - The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS.

Contributing

Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests.

Versioning

For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.

Authors

See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.

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