Projects / BrowserLauncher2


BrowserLauncher2 is a library that facilitates opening a browser from a Java application and directing the browser to a supplied URL. In most cases, the browser opened will be the user's default browser.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  05 Sep 2007 18:16

    Release Notes: This release uses a library to read the Windows registry directly from the code instead of issuing regedit with a system exec. A system property has been added to give control over the method used for Windows browser discovery. Windows ME is now recognized as type Windows 9.x. Problems under Windows and Linux/Unix with file names containing $ have been fixed.

    •  01 Feb 2007 18:40

      Release Notes: With this release, users no longer have to set up their own thread when launching a browser. The threading has been pushed into the library. Other changes include improved browser detection for windows, an option to force a new window, the addition of more browsers to Linux and Windows lists, and the ability to set a default browser via a system property.

      •  02 Jan 2006 05:36

        Release Notes: This release adds support for SunOS, corrects problems with Windows 98 support, and adds support for dynamic browser detection on the Windows platform.

        •  17 Oct 2005 15:40

          Release Notes: This release adds support for the Opera browser to the Linux/Unix module. The most significant addition is an API for browser targeting, which allows the caller to specify the browser to be used. Browser targeting is fully supported for Linux/Unix, partially supported on Windows, but not implemented for the Mac. A problem with accessing files on Windows systems with spaces in the path has been fixed.

          •  27 May 2005 14:47

            Release Notes: This release adds logging support and support for the Konqueror browser, and fixes a problem in the Windows module.


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