Setting the browser that will open Joplin's links

  • Joplin 2.7.15 (prod, win32) Rev: 8352e23
  • Windows 10 64-bit

Is there a way to change the browser that will open the links I use in Joplin? I use multiple browsers and it would be nice if Joplin had a configuration option to the browser it will use to open it's links.

Which links do you mean? If I right click a note, "copy external link" and paste that into Firefox, it opens Joplin with the note...

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For example, I'm using Chromium right now. If I go to Joplin and put Joplin Forum and click the link, it won't open in Chromium. It will open in Firefox. I don't want that. But I also don't want to change my default browser setting on Windows. It would be ideal if Joplin offered a setting for users to choose which browser will open the links.

To be honest, I don't know a single application which asks in what browser it should open up links. I don't think such a feature would bring more benefits than problems for the majority of users....

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It is a very niche request and not something I've seen requested before, do you have examples of any other applications that do this?

Edge seems to have a way to do it where if you put microsoft-edge: at the start of your URL (before https:// then it will force the link to open in edge but it doesn't seem something you can do with other browsers.

Otherwise you could install something like which is like a fancier version of not setting your default browser but with more features like hotkeys.


I didn't gave much thought about this idea. Thank you for bringing to my attention those aspects. I'll do what you suggested in the previous post.

Thanks for sharing that!

I've tried installing this but it is not working as I would expect (because I may be expecting the wrong thing!)

Is your understanding that when this plugin is running it will ask me before opening links which browser I want to open them with? It's not doing that and I can't quite figure out the settings.

Just to give a use case for why this kind of thing might be useful... I keep notes in Joplin for online classes I lead. Between the classes I prefer to open links in my main (default) browser. But when actually leading a class, I have a "clean" browser that I prefer to use that has an uncluttered interface and no history that might popup while sharing a screen.

But I realize this is probably very niche.

You need to set it as your default browser so that it can redirect to the one you pick. On Windows 10 and 11 that can be a bit of a chore unfortunately

Ah, that makes more sense. thank you.

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