Open Link Externally

I’ve selected the option to click on links opens them externally in General Preferences in the hopes that any weblink/URL would be opened in an external browser, but that’s not happening. Is there a way to achieve what I’m wanting to do, without having to ⌘-Click and select the browser?


This option is not applied when viewing bookmarks. What kind of document did you view?

Ah! That would explain it, as I was clicking on Bookmarks, and links within the loaded website. Why not have it work with Bookmarks?

In case of bookmarks it’s currently intentional - static (web) documents use the preference but viewing a live web page doesn’t (one of the reasons for using a bookmark is to browse of course).

I was hoping to use DT3/DTTG to host all of my bookmarks, and navigate from there. But, I don’t want to use DT3/DTTG as my web browser.

You could turn off the view/edit pane and double-click the bookmark to open it in your default browser without DEVONthink loading it.

@BLUEFROG, Jim … you know I’m a dumb ass photographer, and only do well with pictures! View/Edit pane? Is that one of these things here?

Or here:
Screen Shot 2021-10-04 at 12.21.24

The view/edit pane is the pane that displays the content of a selected item.
And yes, the second icon in your second screen capture is for Preview: None.

@BLUEFROG, got it. I’ve set Preview to: None, per your suggestion, yet double clicking a URL opens a web browser window in DT3. Right-clicking and choosing Launch URL opens the link in my default browser, but not double clicking as you suggested. :thinking::face_with_monocle:

Also, is it possible to rename the “Name”? When I remove the word “.webloc” from “45 Best Weekend Getaways from San Francisco.webloc”, and click away, it instantly returns. :frowning:

Have you enabled Preferences > General > Double-click opens documents externally?

The extension is a cosmetic thing. It’s always there. But you can disable showing it in the General preferences as well.

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As usual, thank you. You are a gentleman and a scholar! :grinning:

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