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How can I add a new protocol to the Default Programs list?

  1. #1


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    Win 8.1

    How can I add a new protocol to the Default Programs list?


    Hey everybody!

    My question is as simple as the title indicates: How can I add a new protocol to the Default Programs list? I want to add an URL -in this case en.wikipedia- to the protocol list so I can choose the default program as Wikipedia's official app for Windows 8, just like MAIL:TO protocol I use Windows' Mail App.
    Or I want to add URL:Facebook so whenever I click on a facebook URL, Facebook App would open the link.
    Same goes for map URL's. I want to use Nokia's Here as default app for location URL's.
    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


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    Linux Mint 17.2


    What you are wanting to do is add a Search Engine, not a protocol. Personally unless you are using a tablet, just use the browser from the desktop with the URL in the favorites list.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    Well I don't think so. For example when I want to download an app, and click on a link, first it opens the link in Chrome tab but then Windows 8 App Store opens immediately. I just want to have similar thing for Wikipedia and facebook and so on. So I don't need a search engine but a default program protocol.
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