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Is there a possibility to open Youtube/Twitch/... - Links in Chrome instead of my default browser (Firefox)?

The reason is, that all browsers are very slow on my (fresh) installation of 15.10 but things like Youtube, Twitch, Google maps are unusable in Firefox. So, if I click on a link that's on Youtube, I'd like it to be opened in Chrome instead of Firefox. Especially, when I click on links in my RSS in Thunderbird. I tried the "Open with" Extension in Thunderbird, but when I right click on the link on the URL it only gives me "Copy Link location".

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  • There's an addon called "open with".
    – xangua
    Mar 16, 2016 at 15:23
  • Thanks, but as I wrote in the last sentence, when I right click on the link on the URL it only gives me "Copy Link location".
    – DonJoe
    Mar 17, 2016 at 7:40
  • You could set your default browser to a shell script that determines based on the URL what browser to open. Oct 5, 2016 at 22:32

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One solution is to go ahead and copy the link location. Then paste the URL into the address bar in Chrome. To save time,have Chrome running the background before you open Thunderbird.

Probably better, though, is to install the add-on called "Open-With" by Geoff Lankow. This allows you to select on the fly the browser you want to open a particular link. You can find it for Thunderbird here. There is also Firefox version here.

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  • Thanks, but as I wrote in the last sentence, when I right click on the link on the URL (using the Open with extension) it only gives me "Copy Link location"
    – DonJoe
    Apr 20, 2016 at 7:13

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