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Browser Chooser Alpha 3

Rating:        Based on 3 ratings
Reviewed:  3 reviews
Downloads: 533
Change Set: 29145
Released: Mar 13, 2015
Updated: Jul 22, 2015 by gmyx
Dev status: Alpha Help Icon

Downloads

Application Browser Chooser 2.exe
application, 2374K, uploaded Mar 13, 2015 - 533 downloads

Release Notes

Fixed Issues from Alpha 3:
* Disabled configuration not found message, uses default settings
* Auto saving new / updated configuration files
* Added Orera, Safari, Vivaldi and dev editions to browser detection mode
* Pressing enter on a browser icons now triggers the open action
* Editing of auto-urls used wrong item
* Will now present app screen when auto-url is on and url is blank instead of quiting
* Fixed ugly display of transparent checkboxes (active only if accessible rendering is off)
* Moved the dash ("-") from being hard-coded and moved it to the title settings
* Added an option per browser to scale icons
* All add/edit forms validates their contents

New Features:
* Added Detect Browsers to add remove screen
* Added non-admin/user profile installations to browser detection
* Made the arrow keys navigate list of icons instead of tabbing
* Allow to re-order the auto-urls list since it is processed in order top-to-bottom
* A11Y: Detect presence of screen reader and disable the non-compatible display of check boxes (overridable via settings - runs only once)
* A11Y: allows to hide the focus indicator
* A11Y: allows to disable the non-compatible display of checkboxes

Special Thanks for new features
* pietjeprecies and ALuckyGuy: For using BC2 in a way I never thought of!
* GeekDrop_com: For suggesting icon scalling and many other items
* sakima: For suggesting the new keyboard naviagtion and many other items

Special thanks to all for testing and proving great feedback!

Reviews for this release

     
I am giving this app a 5 star rating because I am rating it as it should be rated - as an Alpha release. It has a lot of potential, and gmyx has splendidly taken this app to a whole new level based on a comment I made (and had forgotten about). This is not just a browser chooser anymore - it's easily set to become a true application / protocol chooser.... I have also been using this successfully on Windows 10 with IE and 3rd party browsers (Fx, Chrome, and Vivaldi). It still works flawlessly, but Win 10 has an annoying habit of verifying if I really want BC2 to be my default program for the protocols I have assigned to it.... And I like where it is going.
by johnlgalt on Jul 22, 2015 at 7:10 AM
     
perfect for any browser junkie.
by dredmun on Jul 22, 2015 at 5:16 AM
     
This release showed me all grayed out browsers, completely un-usable.
by jaydenthorup on Jul 14, 2015 at 3:33 PM
Known issue - see https://browserchooser2.codeplex.com/discussions/636695 for solution. Will be fixed in next release.
Reply by gmyx (Coordinator) on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:12 AM