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Does anyone know of any program that allows me to open a html file and it will in turn open that html file in the browsers that I want (Safari / Chrome / FF / IE / Opera) simultaneously?

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Have you tried making a BAT or CMD file that runs the browsers and provides the "%1" parameter. then associate that BAT or CMD file with the .html file extension.


For example: file allbrowsers.bat

"C:\Apps\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" %1
"D:\Apps\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" %1

Then drag and drop an html file onto allbrowsers.bat using Windows explorer.
Or create a desktop shortcut as a drag & drop target.
Or associate .html file extensions with allbrowsers.bat.
Or Make it an option on your "send to" context menu
Or add allbrowsers to the context menu for HTML files (see below)
Or all of the above.

You can add it to the "Open with" context menu as follows ...

  • open Windows explorer (not IE!)
  • right click an html file
  • choose "Open With"
  • click "Choose Program"
  • click "Browse"
  • navigate to allbrowsers.bat
  • click "Open"

It will open your html file in all browsers but ALSO add "allbrowsers" to the "Open With" menu.

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arg.. i don't read BAT – Pacerier Jun 13 '11 at 10:43
could you help me out.. – Pacerier Jun 13 '11 at 13:31
I'll update my answer. – RedGrittyBrick Jun 13 '11 at 14:28
sexy, i could sell this program =D – Pacerier Jun 13 '11 at 18:48
btw now the problem i have is that it opens 1 and block, and opens another 1 and block, is there a way we could make it sort of multi-threaded.. so it will open all 5 and just let em run (it's gonna be way faster this way) – Pacerier Jun 13 '11 at 18:50

Notepad++ will allow you to open the HTML file for viewing/editing and, from the "Run" menu, allows you to Launch the file in Firefox, IE, Chrome and Safari.

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++1 for the Notepad++ – Bora Jun 13 '11 at 10:47
i like the run. however i have to do run 5 times, once for each browser. what i would like to achieve is something like "Run in all 5 now just run!" – Pacerier Jun 13 '11 at 10:48
You could try recording a macro in Notepad++ to launch each Browser, then save the Macro against a keyboard shortcut for later use. – misterjaytee Jun 13 '11 at 11:00
heys do you have an example how would we do that.. i can't really do macros in notepad++ – Pacerier Jun 17 '11 at 4:37
Notepad++ records the Macro for you - on the Macro menu click Start Recording, then press the key combos to launch each Browser, then click Stop Recording. Now you can Save the Macro for us again later and assign it a key combination for easy launching. – misterjaytee Jun 17 '11 at 10:59

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