Hello there, Discord Hamsters.
I would like to ask you for a feature allowing me (and probably some other folk) to be able to open some links with a non-default browser.
I am somewhat into coding, I am a member of some discords where 90% of the links are related to the coding business. O some of them, I am rather active as a contributor to the projects those servers are about. I use Firefox Developer Edition for Dev stuff. There are many reasons for that, but after a lot of experimentation this is the most effective setup for me.
I am also a dank memer and a looser known as Nullmaruzero, a member of regular pleb, exotic weeb or noob gamer Discords, where 90% of the links are just random links. My regular (default) browser is a regular Firefox.
I don't want to constantly copy the links from Firefox to Dev Firefox to be able to access my ecosystem flawlessly. Have mercy, Hamsters!
Also, let's be honest. Discord grew BIG. It's no longer just a chat for teh lulz. It is a primary support platform for a plethora of communities, projects and organisations. I think some work towards separation of identities is just a matter of time by now ;)
I know there are two kinds of users. The "Dungeons & Dragons" ones, and the ones who actually try to give a little bit of thought regarding how a feature could be implemented considering the back-end. So here are my two quick thoughts:
- A checkbox in user settings forcing a pop-up upon opening link connected with some sort of a list (paths?) of browsers in the system, allowing the user to choose one of self-defined browsers (paths) to open the link [off by default ofc, so no new user gets confused].
- Semi-Profiles, allowing the user to have a different set of some settings per-server basis. That would still require some "choose your browser" UI magic, but could serve as a nice base for many more expansions and Discord customization options in the future.
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