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butchkemper
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:40 am
I have not  found the Pandora equivalent to the Eudora command "Send to Browser" while reading a message.  Is that command available?

Thank your.

Butch Kemper
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:12 am
Here is how to do it:

1. Open Filters, create new filter with following specs:

Criteria: Any Header appears
Type: Manual
Action #1: Notify Application [Select your Internet browser].
Under parameters paste %MESSAGE_FILE_TEXT_HTML%. See Help/Filters for all available parameters.
Action #2: Skip Other Filters.

2. Save filters.

Once you set it up - it's a singular menu item, much like "Send to Browser", but you have a control over it, and you can set up few more (for different browsers, text editors and such).

To Use It

Select one or more messages from the mailbox window, or open some message:
Hit 'Message/Apply Filters' from the main menu and choose the above filter from the list.
NotesTracker
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Sun May 16, 2021 4:15 pm
I just tested the above approach, by creating a manual filter to two of the several browsers that are installed on my system, Waterfox and Pale Moon. The filter set-up was a little "iffy" to set up (some of the time filter changes did not switch on or off when I changed them so I had to repeat some of them until they came into effect),

One major problem with this approach is that I have over one thousand filters (imported from Eudora during decades of use). This makes it virtually impossible to locate the "Send to browser" filter among the massive list of filters. I overcame this by using a text editor on the Filters.xml -- which assumes the user has some familiarity with XML -- to locate the two new filters, and them I moved these filters to the start of the Filters.xml file. After that, selecting these manual filters were easy to locate (at the top of the filters list).

However a significant usability problem arises. It turns out that such manual filters do not display the name of the browser (or other target application). Both of the Filters list entries were designated ambiguously as <<Any Header>>:appears* therefore I had always to guess whether the selected message would be sent to Waterfox or Pale Moon. I would highly recommend that the application name should appear in  each such filter.

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Filters in Pandora are way more powerful/flexible than in Eudora, another impressive improvement - thank you Brana!   Cool  

My overall conclusion:
Having a built-in "Send to default browser" or just "Send to browser" just like Eudora's (in the top-level context menu) would be much more user friendly, so I recommend that it be implemented in Pandora. And best to place it at the top level of the editing context menu, for convenience;

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Sun May 16, 2021 6:45 pm
NotesTracker wrote:
One major problem with this approach is that I have over one thousand filters (imported from Eudora during decades of use). This makes it virtually impossible to locate the "Send to browser" filter among the massive list of filters. I overcame this by using a text editor on the Filters.xml -- which assumes the user has some familiarity with XML -- to locate the two new filters, and them I moved these filters to the start of the Filters.xml file. After that, selecting these manual filters were easy to locate (at the top of the filters list).

How about this:
1. Open Filters, locate, select and right-click your "send to browser" filter.
2. Choose "Description...", enter some friendly name, say "Send to Internet Explorer". Hit Update.
3. Optionally, drag and drop the same filter above/below other manual filters.
4. Hit File/Save.
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Mon May 17, 2021 1:09 am
Thanks again, Butch Brana, that worked fine.

I didn't notice  the "Description..." option in the context menu of the left Filters panel. (I was expecting to find it among the many parameters in the right-hand panel.)


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butchkemper
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Mon May 17, 2021 3:15 am
NotesTracker wrote:Thanks again, Butch, that worked fine.

I didn't notice  the "Description..." option in the context menu of the left Filters panel. (I was expecting to find it among the many parameters in the right-hand panel.)

That was Brana of E-Gadgets you should be thanking.

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