donnieh last edited by donnieh
Shouldn't the following code open a web browser?
import webbrowser url = 'www.yahoo.com' webbrowser.open(url)
dgelessus last edited by
The URL needs to start with a protocol (usually
https://), otherwise nothing happens (although
mikael last edited by
Note that "http", "https" and "file" open in the built-in browser, which seems fairly useless if you are building a stand-alone app. You have to use "safari-" at the start of the protocol to open in Safari.
Wish there was an option for webbrowser.open to leave it for the OS to open, regardless of the URL.
donnieh last edited by
@mikael - thank you for the additional information regarding the Safari URL scheme. I understand your opinion about the use of the built in browser and I agree. I normally would create my own browser or launch in Safari as you mentioned.
However, actually I have found it quite nice to have the webbrowser module if your stand alone app needs to display documentation, certain media, etc.