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can I open http links from an notepad++ document directly to my default web browser ? Like textpad : CTRL + Click ?

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In Settings > MISC. > Clickable Link Settings, check Enable. Reload Notepad++ document to show underlined links. Double-click underlined links to launch in default web browser.

(Using Notepad++ 5.8.4)

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There seems to be a bug on Notepad++ 6.3.2, the option is checked by default but it doesn't get effective until you uncheck it and re-check it, save settings and restart Notepad++. – マルちゃん だよ Apr 19 '13 at 1:18
Same with v.6.5 I had to re-enable it and restart Notepad++ and there you go: just double click. Thanks! – Metafaniel Oct 25 '13 at 15:58
In 6.3.3 it is enabled by default and ut works if you DOUBLE CLICK it. – Nenad Bulatovic Jun 3 '14 at 16:46
As for version 6.6.9 there's still the same bug. Thanks @マルちゃんだよ for the useful info. – tfrascaroli Dec 23 '14 at 11:25
Great to find this. BTW: Is there a way to change DblClick into Ctrl+Click? – Wolf Aug 19 '15 at 14:06

This is probably not Notepad++ behaviour, although it works with Notepad++ ....

I have WordWeb (Dictionary/Thesaurus - Free version) installed and this provides the shortcut/hotkey CTRL + Right Click (in any application) and it looks that word up in the WordWeb dictionary. Another side effect of this seems to be that if the word is a URL it appears to open it in your default browser - although I've not seen this feature documented. Like I say, this affects every application, including plain old Notepad.

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