If I want to ensure a URL, if clicked, will always open in Chrome (instead of the default browser) can I do that by modifying the header?

For example, I can get URLs that always open in Evernote, they start with evernote:///

Is this possible, for example to have something like chrome:///www.url.com

  • That part of the url is referred to as the "protocol" – Octopus Aug 22 '14 at 21:58

Google has official documentation on the Chrome iOS app’s URI scheme on its developer website.

Simply replace http with googlechrome and https with googlechromes. This means:

  • http://www.google.com/ becomes googlechrome://www.google.com/
  • https://apple.stackexchange.com/ becomes googlechromes://apple.stackexchange.com/

Previously, it supported an x-callback-url of googlechrome-x-callback://. This allowed the calling app to indicate its name and URI scheme to Chrome, which would show a back button in the address bar that closes the tab and invokes the specified URI. This feature was removed a few years ago when iOS 9 added the “Back to …” button in the status bar (but the URI scheme still works).

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    Note that this doesn't apply to Chrome for Mac. – chenware Aug 24 '17 at 21:42

On iOS:

  • That may work on iOS—I don't have Chrome on my iPhone—but it does not work for me on Mavericks. – samh Aug 22 '14 at 13:57
  • I was about to say the same. How are you proposing this should work. Firstly on Mavericks if you click a link with this protocol or go to it in a web address. The OS asks you to select an app that can open it. Even when Chrome is selected chrome will try and open the URL file:///googlechrome:///www.example.com each time – markhunte Aug 22 '14 at 14:04
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    @markhunte OP did not specify OS X or iOS, I've clarified that this is just for iOS – grg Aug 22 '14 at 14:07
  • @GeorgeGarside Cheers saved me wasting more time trying to figure it out. – markhunte Aug 22 '14 at 14:09

You can open any browser using a hyperlink.

How to make a hyperlink in IE webpage to be open in Google Chrome


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    Welcome to Ask Different! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Glorfindel Apr 18 '18 at 18:50

The easiest way to do this I found is:

  1. Right Click the Desktop and choose new, then Shortcut
  2. Have it find C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
  3. Give it whatever name you want then close the newly made icon
  4. Find the URL you want to open and copy it.
  5. Right click the new Icon and Click properties
  6. On the tab, paste the URL in the TARGET: box after the words "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" and leave a space in between
  7. Hit Ok

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