This handy-dandy control panel document makes opening a URL from within any application as easy as Command-C and Command-Shift-U. In other words, by selecting a URL from any document on your Macintosh and copying it to the clipboard, you can open the copied URL with your WWW browser by next pressing Comman-Shift-U. Doing so opens up your preferred WWW browser and points it to the copied URL. If you happen to copy more of the URL than just the URL itself, URLKey will parse out the unneeded information for you. Very nice. To set up URLKey all you have to do is put it in your Control Panels folder, reboot, and configure it so it knows where your WWW browser is. URLKey even has a place to insert new types of URLs when they make themselves available. Incidentally, this application is "pointerware". If you use it, then you are suppose to point to CityNet as your form of payment.
This page was first published on September 26, 1995. Feel free to send comments.