files with url extension

asked 2017-12-13 08:31:11 -0500

danielvolinski gravatar image

Hi All,

I am using SageMath 8.0 on Windows Native. If I place a Windows shortcut (extension url) on the SageMath file system I can see the file, but when I click on it, a new tab is created in the web browser and the url file content is shown as text. I would like SageMath to open the web site that the url file points to.



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Unfortunately I don't understand what you're talking about. What do you mean by "I would like SageMath to open the web site that the url file points to"? What does SageMath have to do with opening files in this case? Are you talking about the Jupyter notebook?

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2017-12-14 04:54:04 -0500 )edit

Hi iguananaut,

Windows gives the possibility to create shortcuts files which point to web sites. In the regular Windows explorer I can click on that shortcut file, then the default web browser opens up on that web site pointed at by the file.

I want SageMath to do the same. If there is a shortcut file in the SageMath file system and I click on this shortcut file, I want SageMath to open a new tab in the web browser with that web site pointed at by the file. Currently, SageMath 8.0 on Windows native just opens a new tab and shows the shortcut file as text.

danielvolinski gravatar imagedanielvolinski ( 2017-12-14 09:14:23 -0500 )edit

Are you talking about the file browser in the notebook?

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2017-12-15 03:41:33 -0500 )edit

Yes, the file browser in the notebook.

danielvolinski gravatar imagedanielvolinski ( 2017-12-16 07:32:09 -0500 )edit

It might help you to understand that the Jupyter Notebook is a distinct product from Sage itself. Sage has its own legacy web-based notebook interface, which I believe you've seen, but development on it has mostly ceased except for minor maintenance, in favor of the Jupyter Notebook around which there's a good deal of momentum in the scientific community. So issues pertaining to the Jupyter Notebook have nothing to do with Sage per se, unless it's an issue specifically with the Sage "kernel" in Jupyter. How the Jupyter Notebook handles opening specific file types in its file browser interface has nothing to do with Sage or Windows. Let me know if I can answer any further questions on that.

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2017-12-18 06:46:15 -0500 )edit