What does %U means on /usr/bin/firefox &U
I used GNU/Linux, and when I look the properties of desktop and panel shortcut to firefox the command are /usr/bin/firefox %U. What does %U means? When I typed it manually on my terminal it the firefox start and goes to http://www.%u.com/. But that not occured when I click on the shortcut. What is the reason for this different behaviour? Thanks in advance.
The %U represents a URL. If you drag a URL to the shortcut then it'll open that URL in Firefox.Read this answer in context 8
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- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20100411 Gentoo Firefox/3.6.3
The %U represents a URL. If you drag a URL to the shortcut then it'll open that URL in Firefox.