internet explorer – Launch IE from a link in Chrome

internet explorer – Launch IE from a link in Chrome

Ok so I did the following which works :

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
   alert
      (Default) = URL:Alert Protocol
      URL Protocol = 
      DefaultIcon
         (Default) = iexplore.exe,1
      shell
         open
            command
               (Default) = cmd /k set myvar=%1 & call set myvar=%%myvar:alert:=%% & call C:Program Files (x86)Internet Exploreriexplore.exe %%myvar%% & exit /B

Then have your link

<a href=alert:www.google.ie>link</a>

All answers above mention HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, but how do we use it? Where to use it? It is not mentioned.

But now I have the solution please follow the below steps.

  1. Open New Notepad and Paste below code in Notepad
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTiehttp]
@=URL:Open with IE Protocol
URL Protocol=
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTiehttpshell]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTiehttpshellopen]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTiehttpshellopencommand]
@=cmd /V /C set URL=%1&& set URL=!URL:iehttp=http!&&cmd /c \C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe\ !URL!
  1. Ctrl + s
  2. Give Name like: iphttp.reg + Save in desktop
  3. After that double click on iphttp.reg file from the desktop, first popup click on Yes

Done from the Registry side no need to refresh or restart the computer. It will give two links for testing:

 <a href=http://www.google.com target=_blank>Open Same Browser</a>
 <a href=iehttp://www.google.com>Open With IE</a>

Thats IT. It is working fine now.

Limitation: from Jquery, Javascript its not working as per my understanding.

internet explorer – Launch IE from a link in Chrome

Building on the responses from @topcat3 and @danieln above, I tweaked the solution to get rid of the annoying lingering DOS window. Heres what works nicely for me:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    alert
    (Default) = URL:Alert Protocol
    URL Protocol = 
    DefaultIcon
        (Default) = iexplore.exe,1
    shell
        open
            command
                (Default) = cmd /v /k set myvar=%1 & set myvar=!myvar:alert:=! & start  /B !ProgramFiles!Internet Exploreriexplore.exe !myvar! & exit

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