Desktop Spec: Can Open URIs?

David Collier-Brown davec-b at
Mon Oct 11 19:27:27 EEST 2004

Jerry Haltom wrote:
> How does one determine, using .desktop files, or something, if a program
> is capable of opening URIs? Gnome used to have such a setting in the
> application-registry.

	If the developer has read the spec, (s)he might have used %U
	or %u in the Exec= line to indicate this. It's more
	likely that she would just have used %f, though, even
	if the program can handle URLs and/or URIs...

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