Project Summary

Browser Chooser 2 is an updated fork of the original. It's primary goal is to simplify using multiple browsers and increasing flexibility.

Alpha 3 release is expected by end of the month!

The alpha 3 release is moving to testing. I expect to release Alpha 3 during the Winter Holidays!

Project Description

Browser Chooser 2 is a small tool acting as the default browser allowing you to choose what browser or other tool to open any given link in.

It is a fork from the original Browser Chooser which as of 2013 appears unmaintained. It gives you the flexibility to choose what browser to use for any given task. It is developed in VB.Net.

Current Release

Alpha 2 - February 9th, 2014

Alpha 2 was released on February 9th 2014. It enables the ability to be a proper default browser on all supported platforms. Note that there are issues with Windows 8+ that will be fixed in Alpha 3.

The other notable feature is the ability to auto-update to future versions. This is an option in the settings page.

Upcoming Releases

Alpha 3 - TBD

There will be one more alpha release that will add a couple of other features such as automatic detection of installed browsers and a functioning portable mode. I also hope to pretty up the main UI as right now it is very broken.

Beta 1 - TBD

This release will be a bug fix only release. I expect 2 betas before a final release.

Project Goals

  • Allow as many choices as the user wants (ex. 10 browsers arranged in a 5 x 3 grid plus 2 editors)
  • Have auto-loading urls (i.e. intranet pages load in IE automatically)
    • Delay auto-loading a url if requested
  • Gracefully take over Default browser (both Windows and Outlook) (Not yet implemented)
  • Flexibility of choice.
  • See Ideas List for more

Longer term goals

*Integrate into the explorer shell to load a browser or editor directly from the context menu

Last edited Wed at 12:55 PM by gmyx, version 9