URLs have long been the domain of web browsers, but some apps challenge this assumption by asking your browser to open a link in their dedicated app.
Problem: Safari Keeps Asking Permission
For example, I use Zoom.us, a videoconferencing service. They give me a link associated with my conference call that's easy to throw into a calendar invite, like
https://ibm.zoom.us/j/9747900418. When I click the link, my browser opens it, authenticates me, and asks me permission to open the link in zoom.us.app, which I've already installed.
Click Allow on the dialog shown by your browser
If you don't see a dialog, click Launch Meeting below
Do you want to allow this page to open "zoom.us.app"?
Cancel | Allow
After opening hundred of meetings this way, I'm sick of it asking me permission. I want Safari to remember that it's allowed to open
zoom.us/* links in zoom.us.app.
What I've Tried
Under Safari > Preferences > Websites, I escalated privileges for Zoom-related items:
- General > Auto-Play > ibm.zoom.us was "Stop media with sound"; set to "Allow Auto-Play"
- Plug-ins > Zoom Launcher 3.0.1 > ibm.zoom.us was "Ask"; set to "On"
- Plug-ins > Zoom Launcher 3.0.1 > support.zoom.us was "Ask"; set to "On"
This had no effect. So how can I get Zoom links to open correctly?