I have Chrome browser Version 52.0.2743.116 m, and I need to know if there is an extension or a tweak that allows me to open any page in an external editor software (that I already have on the pc)? (mainly for local html files).

There are some extensions to "open with" like "open with Firefox", however, I can't change the path to my editor. There is also a similar addon in Firefox called "openwith", and I need the same for Chrome.

  • Why don't you simply save it? Aug 27, 2016 at 4:13
  • sorry, I need it mainly for local files on the same pc) - my website files.
    – Mike
    Aug 27, 2016 at 4:18
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    Then it makes even less sense. If you already have them saved locally and possibly open in your editor, why would you need Chrome to do anything about it? Aug 27, 2016 at 4:24

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Here's the thread.

Well, you could try this extension called Open with external application. But the problem is that you have to set a target application like: Firefox, Opera etc.

For Firefox there is already an extension called Open In Firefox

Yes, you will only be able to set one application.

  • thanks,, it gives the following message in the web store: This application is not supported on this computer. Installation has been disabled. The following problems are detected: NPAPI plugin is required by this app (and it is being phased out)
    – Mike
    Aug 27, 2016 at 4:42
  • Paste this: chrome://flags/#enable-npapi to your url bar, Find Enable NPAPI Mac, Windows and click "Enable". Click Relaunch Now at the bottom. See if this works. Aug 27, 2016 at 4:51
  • Update: There is no longer an NPAPI in Chrome 45, since 1 Sep 2015. So this plug-in has stopped working. Aug 27, 2016 at 4:58

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