CyberFinder allows you to create files on your hard disk containing URLs. These files, once opened will launch the helper application associated with the URL, as specified by another application called Internet Config.
To get CyperFinder to work for you, simply put the CyberFinder extension in the Extensions Folder of your system folder and restart. (You may want to make sure your desktop file is up-to-date as well.) Then, while the Finder is the front-most application, press command-shift-N. This results in a dialog box waiting for you to enter a URL. The URL then gets saved in the front-most Finder window with an icon representing the Internet protocol. If everything is working correctly, you can now be able to double-click and open the new file and the URL in the file will get sent to the associated helper application. Obviously (or maybe not so obviously), the ability for this to work properly depends on the helper application being able to understand the standard AppleEvent GURL.
CyberFinder works as advertised, but you should keep in mind the size of the CyberFinder files. They are tiny, about 1K. On the other hand, depending on how your hard disk was initialized, they may take up as much 17K or more. (The same problem is associated with aliases.) Consequently, many of these little files will eat up your hard disk even though they are not very big by themselves.
This page was first published on September 26, 1995. Feel free to send comments.