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Does anyone know how to launch native mac program from a win XP or Win 7 bottle?
Posted 2014-12-04 14:04
Does anyone know how to launch a native mac program from within a bottle.  I have a program that calls internet explorer and passes a URL  and this call is slow and sometimes explorer crashes.  I would rather use native mac Safari and pass the URL.  Safari launches very quickly compared to IE.

Thank you
Andrew Balfour
Andrew Balfour Advocate
Posted 2014-12-04 15:25
Open Crossover, click the Bottle button in the upper-left, select the bottle containing your program (or IE), go to the Bottle menu in the menubar, Settings, Reset Default Web Browser. Urls launched from the app in that bottle will now startup Safari or whatever your default Mac browser is.
Posted 2014-12-04 16:17
Did a quick test and for the browser side is exactly what I am looking for!  Thank you very much!

Will this work for pdf files as well?

Thank you
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2014-12-05 02:48
I *think* it should work automagically for PDFs as long as no specific PDF mime type is registered in the bottle's registry. CrossOver will forward open requests for unknown files to OSX.

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