How can I create a Sublime Text keybind to open my Chrome web browser on html files?

On Windows I would write this:

"cmd": ["C:\Program Files\", "$file"]

You can do that with the View In Browser package. Once installed the default key-binding would be CTRL + ALT + V.

Note that Firefox is the default browser. To change this to Chrome (in your instance) you would need to do: Settings - User from Preferences > Package Settings > View In Browser. "The browser you wish to use to open files is set in the key named browser."

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Below is what works for Windows users, might be similar with Ubuntu users. There are two Setting in "Preferences > Package Settings > View In Browser".

  • "Settings - Default"
  • "Settings - User"

Copy and paste the content in "Settings - Default" to "Settings - User" and change whatever "browser" you want at the bottom of the pasted content! e.g.:

  • "browser": "chrome64"

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