Org mode has this nice thing where you can click a link in the buffer to open it in your browser. Turns out that’s not some special org-only behavior. It’s goto-address-mode, a minor mode that activates URLs and email addresses in the current buffer.
You can manually launch it with
M-x goto-address-mode. It might be
easier to automatically enable it for certain modes. You do that with a
I want links to be available when reviewing notes and blog posts. Since I write those notes in a number of formats, I should add the hook one of the general major modes. text-mode is a good start.
;; base mode for prose (add-hook 'text-mode-hook (lambda () (goto-address-mode)))
Now I can open links from my Markdown and RST files with
a click! Or a
|Opens the link under point|
I might add the hook for prog-mode later, if I find myself wanting to click URLs in source code.