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MultiBrowser

 

Overview


MultiBrowser allows you to take control of the many browsers that you may have installed on your Mac.  Whenever you click on a link in just about any application (e.g. Mail, Preview, etc), MultiBrowser will appear and allow you to choose which browser to open that link in.  MultiBrowser's browser selection window is highly configurable allowing you to change its colors, size, and more so that you can decide exactly what it should look like.  MultiBrowser uses built-in Mac OS X services so that it does not even have to be running until you actually click a link - this means that it will not waste any of your Mac's resources.  MultiBrowser also has additional options for changing how browsers are launched, handling multiple monitors, and more.  It has optional usage tracking (which will not be shared with anyone except yourself) to let know how many times you use each browser.  


 

Features

  • Take control of the many browsers that you may have installed on your Mac
  • Can launch links from just about any application
  • Uses no resources when idle
  • Works with just about any browser
  • Highly configurable appearance lets you choose colors, size, and more
  • Options for changing how browsers are launched
  • Multi-Monitor support
  • Optional usage tracking
  • Automatically checks for the newest version
  • It's Free
 

Screenshots (Preference Pane)

Screenshots (Application)

Help


Look in the help book in the preference pane
If you still need help or found a bug, then Contact Us

 

Version History


Version 1.1.1

  • Renamed all references of (the incorrectly named) "combo-box" to (the now correctly named) "popup menu"
  • Simplified and improved "Preview Appearance" code
  • When the browser selection window appears, it will be positioned so that the mouse will now be over the initially selected browser (unless you have the location always set to centered)
  • Updated pie chart code to work properly with updated Google Chart API
  • Fixed a rare problem that could cause the MultiBrowser app to fail to launch on some 10.5 systems
  • Updated Help Book
Version 1.1.0
  • You can now also press the Escape (ESC) key to close the browser selection window in addition to clicking the "Close" button
  • Added an option in the Appearance tab to have the name of browsers that are currently running to be italicized
  • Added an button in the Appearance tab to preview what the browser selection window will look like
  • You can now choose which browser is initially selected in the browser selection window
  • Renamed "None" to "(None)" in the usage data to be more clear
  • Added (very) basic API (see the Help Book for details)
  • Fixed cosmetic alignment mistake in Usage Data tab
  • Fixed a bug that could cause MultiBrowser to always launch a new instance of the chosen browser regardless of the option set
  • Added a "?" button to the error dialog messages so that you can easily open the help book for more information
  • Updated Help Book
  • Refactored some messy code
Version 1.0.0
  • Initial Release
 

Known Issues


Animate Border (Selected Browser) does not always animate correctly
This appearance option may not always animate correctly.  Sometimes, it will not show the correct browser as being highlighted.  However, this is superficial; MultiBrowser will always use the browser that you click on regardless of whether or not the selection has moved over it.  



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Version 1.1.1



System Requirements


Mac OS X 10.5 or later
(Leopard or Snow Leopard)


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