04/27/11: Updated with a working download link.
I have been trying out Newzie for a week now after Ryan of CyberNetNews wrote about it as the Best Desktop Feed Reader. You might have probably heard me praise GreatNews one time or the other. But, Newzie is really a well thought out and zippy little RSS reader. Yes, it is portable too and an online counterpart is coming soon which is missing in GreatNews. I will post a complete review after I have gotten myself used to all the features it has to offer.
One thing, I have come across while using Newzie is that it uses Internet Explorer for its HTML rendering engine. If I wanted to open a feed in Firefox, I could do that with Newzie (although it takes 2 clicks right now). But, if I wanted to click on links inside the feed, it opens them right inside Newzie. I am not too fond of that.
In Firefox, you can use IE View or IE Tab extensions to open links in IE. How do you do it other way around?
I want to open links that are in Internet Explorer to open in Firefox.
So, I started looking at how I can open links in Firefox (or Opera or Flock or Safari for that matter) from within IE. And this is how you do it.
Open links in your Default Browser
Just install this IE add-on in your computer and you will get a ‘Open in Default Browser’ context option in Internet Explorer.
- Download this zip file.
- Unzip to your C drive so the folder looks like C:\open-in-default-browser
- Double click on the open-in-default-browser.reg file to import it into your Windows Registry.
- Restart IE to start seeing the context menu option
- That’s it!
It’s not many times I have had the need for this but it was good know that the option is there if someone needs it. Newzie does have support for the Gecko rendering engine (the engine that runs Firefox) but it is not out of the box and it is not for the faint hearted.
Until they support Firefox naively, I can right click on my feed headlines or any link from Newzie and open it in Firefox.