I have X forwarding between two machines. I doubt it matters, but the local machine is Windows running PuTTY and Xming.
Is there any way that I can click a web link on a remote application and have it open the link in the local web browser? If so, how would I do this?
At present if opens a browser on the remote end, displaying it on the local end. However I prefer the local browser, both because of latency (X11 over SSH is slow) and because the local browser is configured the way I like.
It should be possible to set something up with an SSH-tunneled port, changing the
BROWSER environment variable on the remote machine to something which will send a message along the port, and having something listen on the local machine to open any given link in the local machine's default browser. However, this seems inelegant, cumbersome, and easy to mess up. Is there a better solution?