love.system.openURL

Available since LÖVE 0.9.1
This function is not supported in earlier versions.

Opens a URL with the user's web or file browser.

Function

Synopsis

success = love.system.openURL( url )

Arguments

string url
The URL to open. Must be formatted as a proper URL.

Returns

boolean success
Whether the URL was opened successfully.

Examples

Open love2d.org when the game is loaded.

function love.load()
    love.system.openURL("http://love2d.org/")
end

Open the game's save directory when "s" is pressed.

function love.load()
    -- Make sure the save directory exists by writing an empty file.
    love.filesystem.write("test.txt", "")
end
 
function love.keypressed(key)
    if key == "s" then
        -- To open a file or folder, "file://" must be prepended to the path.
        love.system.openURL("file://"..love.filesystem.getSaveDirectory())
    end
end

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