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Detect default browser and launch in NSIS


Window supports us with a function to get any default executable application of a file. So we will get the default browser by create a empty *.htm file then get it’s default executable program, and that is also the default browser

Section
    InitPluginsDir
    FileOpen $0 "$PLUGINSDIR\dummy.htm" "w"
    FileClose $0
    System::Call "Shell32::FindExecutable(t '$PLUGINSDIR\dummy.htm', i 0, t .r1)"
    Exec '"$1" http://google.com'
SectionEnd
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