I'm currently working on the upcoming NoteTab 4.9. One feature that I am
rewriting from scratch is the way documents and URLs are opened in a
browser. To help with testing, I have created a small utility that makes
full use of the new code and saves status information in a log file. You
can download the utility from here (size 174 KB):
Just place the file in a temporary directory and execute it. It doesn't
need installing and will not make any changes to your system except for
saving an ini file and a log file in its own folder.
When you leave the browser field blank, the utility tries to use your
default browser. "netscp6" is for Netscape 6.x and "Netscape" is for the
older versions. Only browsers that support DDE can open a document/URL in
the same window (Netscape 6.x is the exception here as it can only open
links in new windows). Mozilla may only work correctly with the latest
release (Release Candidate 2) -- it always starts with two browser windows,
which appears to be a bug in Mozilla. DDE support is currently only
available for Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla, and Opera. If you
specify another browser (like NetCaptor), the DDE option is ignored and
each document/URL is opened in a new window.
I look forward to your feedback.
Eric G.V. Fookes
Author of NoteTab, Mailbag Assistant, and Album Express