How to get MT5 to eat mql5buy:// links on Linux

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sblandford
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sblandford  

I've got MT5 running well on Linux/wine and now I'd like to try out some free EAs. When I click on the link Firefox tries to load a page starting with "mql5buy://" and fails miserably because it isn't a recognised protocol.

I assume that on Windows the protocol is associated with the MT5 application so that web browsers pass it on.

Is there some way to do this manually? I am quite new to MT5 and haven't found an obvious "Open Link" somewhere in the menus yet. Is there one?

I guess if there is no manual way to do this then the next thing I can try is to install a Windows browser with Winetricks that will work in the same pseudo-Windows environment as MT5.

Steven Jellin
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Steven Jellin  
sblandford:

I've got MT5 running well on Linux/wine and now I'd like to try out some free EAs. When I click on the link Firefox tries to load a page starting with "mql5buy://" and fails miserably because it isn't a recognised protocol.

I assume that on Windows the protocol is associated with the MT5 application so that web browsers pass it on.

Is there some way to do this manually? I am quite new to MT5 and haven't found an obvious "Open Link" somewhere in the menus yet. Is there one?

I guess if there is no manual way to do this then the next thing I can try is to install a Windows browser with Winetricks that will work in the same pseudo-Windows environment as MT5.

Try this to see if this helps - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Register_protocol
Register protocol - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
  • kb.mozillazine.org
A protocol is a method that is used to send, receive, and handle information over a connection. Common protocols viewed from the browser include http, https, ftp, and mailto. In order for you to view information sent over a specific protocol, it must be registered. If you enter a URL for an unknown protocol (foo) in the Location Bar, you will...
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