Feature request #1514

Request: Default web browser action "openurl"

Added by Mike Taves over 14 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:11574


The most common function for a layer action is to open a particular web site in a browser. However, the present solution is to use a specific command (e.g., iexplore, firefox, konqueror) to open a web browser, which is not cross-platform compatible and does not adhere to the default web browser as chosen by the user or computer administrator. This makes actions hard to implement among several users with different computer setups that share a common QGS file.

I've done some quick research, and new since Qt 4.2 is a function "openUrl()" to do this trick. See:

I'd like to propose a cross-platform compatible action command named "openurl" to simply open a URL in the default web browser.

openurl.png - Conceptual use of command (20.7 KB) Mike Taves, 2009-01-26 09:55 AM


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 11 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

there is a set of preset actions now, among the other "Search on web based on attribute's value", I think it's what was asked.

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