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Ticket UUID: 85cc648bf4e2749885bd8475747af64addde2827
Title: firefox for browser preview in HTML preview plugin
Status: Closed Type: Feature_Request
Severity: Minor Priority: Low
Subsystem: Resolution: Rejected
Last Modified: 2015-01-31 04:03:43
Version Found In: 1.2.1
User Comments:
anonymous added on 2013-09-03 03:52:37:
The 'previewHTML" plugin for N++ is very useful as it is, adding other browsers, preferably FF would make it even better though.

tinus added on 2013-09-10 06:30:26:
While I agree it would be useful, adding a Firefox browser component is very hard to do, if it's at all possible (which I doubt).

You can't embed an installed version of Firefox into other programs. I would have to ship a separate version of the browser component with the plugin, which probably would not match the current version of Firefox. I think that would already severely limit its usefulness.  Also, the embeddable browser component has to be maintained separately; and I get the impression that nobody has done that in recent years.

Even if the browser component is still maintained, it would require a lot of work to incorporate it into the plugin. If I add a browser engine, I would probably try to add Chromium first (Google Chrome's engine), since that's a lot easier to embed.