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Yamabushi
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:31 pm   

New feature idea
 
I was thinking, would it be possible to incorporate a web type viewer into cmud/cmud pro?

It would allow you to look at any files/notes you have made or even an external page while mudding. I kind of see it as a dockable window, similar to the editor, but will show the html if the file is html.

Sorry if it is kinda incoherent, and I'll try to clean up the idea further later on.
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Zhiroc
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:22 am   
 
I don't think it's really all that necessary to have have a built-in browser that's not as good as the "real" ones. And it doesn't have much of a benefit over the following trigger, which makes links clickable:
Code:
#REGEX {\b(http://\w[^\s]*[/\w\d])} {#SUB {<color cyan><a "%1">%1</a></color>}}

There's also the #URL command to open a page in your browser
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Fang Xianfu
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:56 am   
 
Personally, I can't stand when programs add crappy versions of features already provided by another program. Unless there's something to be gained by having it incorporated (like, say, SSH, which keeps your SSH configuration with your triggers and aliases for whatever server instead of in an external program) there's not much point in having it. The only thing that's worthwhile about this is being able to dock it, which isn't much of a benefit at all since it takes up screen real estate - you can just tile the two windows if you want that, anyway.

You can already open text files with CMUD's editor window and dock that, if you want.

@Zhiroc: You, sir, are a king among men. However, you might need to make a small change for it to work in CMUD:

#REGEX {\b(http://\w[^\s]*[/\w\d])} {#SUB {<color cyan><a '%1'>%1</a></color>}}
or maybe
#REGEX {\b(http://\w[^\s]*[/\w\d])} {#SUB {<color cyan><a ~"%1~">%1</a></color>}}
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makena
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:08 am   
 
Fang Xianfu wrote:

#REGEX {\b(http://\w[^\s]*[/\w\d])} {#SUB {<color cyan><a '%1'>%1</a></color>}}

that one worked perfecly
thanks to you both
i've been lookng for this for a while!
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Zugg
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:36 pm   
 
No, never. You can already use the #URL command to open your browser. There is no reason to encorporate a browser into CMUD when you can just run Firefox or IE in another window at the same time. That's the whole purpose of a window-based multitasking operating system like Windows. Just run both programs at the same time! I always have Firefox open when I'm playing a MUD.
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