BrokenURL - Version History

Version: 1.4.0


  • Added browsers support:
    • Cent Browser
    • MS Edge Dev/Can builds
  • Optimized startup time
  • URL shorteners list update
  • Support for browser icon indexes


  • Default browser registration issues (emails), more detailed registration error messages
  • Esc key behavior in main window - now triggers rule creation if "save choice" is checked
  • Behavior of "copy original url" command in main menu - works only for shorteners and copies shortened url
  • Minor "URL editor" fixes
  • Behavior of up/down commands for browsers in open with list
  • And more.


  • New style of the settings window
  • Optional override of browser name in open with list
  • Mailto "browser" in open with list
Version: 1.3.1
  • Fixed browser settings loading when starting without URL (reports 317-319)
Version: 1.3.0


  • Dark theme improvements
  • Themed "updates available" hyperlink
  • Autoselect System/Dark theme for Windows 10
  • Left/Right keys now navigate between subbuttons (private/new window)
  • Added hamburger menu button
  • Added tooltips in main window (can be turned off)
  • Like project on brokenevent website through About window
  • Scroll if there is too much of browsers to show


  • Update frequency setting is no more ignored when no updates found
  • Fixed occasional crash on saving settings
  • Improved error handling on detection of default browser on Win10 (report 193)
  • "Save choice" checkbox now works once (is cleared when showing save preset dialog)
  • Fixed ignore of filters for non-working browsers
  • Fixed filter creation when no caller process exist
  • Fixed icons acquisition (recent version of Waterfox)


  • Add custom browser manually
  • Browsers profiles and/or command-line settings
  • Block filters (check "Save choice" and then click outside of the window)
  • "Paste URL from clipboard" command-line command
  • Edit URL before opening - double-click on URL or via context menu command
  • Filters now can select URL by query string and resource path parts of the URL
  • Preventing unfocus/hide for 0.5 seconds from start to avoid accidental close
  • Chromium-based Edge support
  • Better Firefox settings to support all of the builds like Developer Edition
  • Hold Shift while starting the app to suppress filters (same as Alt)
  • "Copy to clipboard" button to selection list. May be turned off and may be used for filters.
Version: 1.2.2
  • Browsers detection stabilization (including browsers with broken registration)
  • Settings UI improvements
  • Added themes support
  • Added context menu for browser buttons in main window
  • Fixed opening from Windows Explorer search
Version: 1.2.1
  • New browsers support (private/new window commands):
    • SeaMonkey
    • PaleMoon
    • Basilisk
    • Comodo Ice Dragon
    • Brave
    • NAVER WHale
    • 360 SE
    • Chromium
  • Improved browser detection: parse browser commandline without quotes, like Lunarscape does
  • Improved startup time by caching browser icons
  • Added donate link
Version: 1.2
  • Added really big shorteners list (200+ domains)
  • Fixed crash on invalid/unparseable url
  • Better shortened URL revealing
  • Better caller process icon extraction (desktop and UWP)
  • Browser detection improvement: remove duplicates for strange browser registration like Waterfox does
  • Added browser settings for: Waterfox, Vivaldi, Opera 12/Presto, MS Edge
  • Open in New Window support
  • Main window UI improvement - show "Open in Private"/"Open in New Window" as side buttons instead of separate browser buttons
  • Sort browsers by usage, Manual browsers sorting
  • Updated icon (will look good on any windows scale), Separate icon for URL shortcuts
  • Hold Alt when opening URL to suppress saved choices execution.
Version: 1.1.1
  • Browser detection stabilization
  • Keyboard works in main window
  • Added 'Show Caller' setting
Version: 1.1
  • Added Microsoft shortener
  • Better support for menu and icon
  • HiDPI support
  • Themed main window render
  • Browser buttons autoheight
  • "Copy original URL" menu command
  • Fixed opening from fullscreen 3D applications
  • Fixed showing subforms in taskbar
Version: 1.0.0
Initial release.