Konqi View - Launch pages in Konqueror from Firefox

December 5th, 2005

The Konqueror that ships with SUSE’s KDE has a nice Open with Firefox option in the Location menu. Sometimes I wish Firefox had a similar option because as nice as Mozilla’s Gecko rendering engine is, some sites just need different handling and the KHTML engine (which kicks ass in KDE 3.5!) usually handles such sites with aplomb.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Install IE View extension for Firefox
  • Create a link named iexplore to konqueror somewhere in your $PATH.
    $ ln -s `which konqueror` ~/bin/iexplore
  • Restart Firefox
  • Point to your iexplore in IE View’s options

That’s it! Now the ‘View This Page in IE’ option will load the current page in Konqueror.