webbrowser.open("./documentation/help.html")-- No Go in Windows

llanitedave llanitedave at veawb.coop
Sun Feb 24 10:17:06 CET 2013

I created an html help page for my Python 2.7.3 application and put it in a documentation folder.  I used webbrowser.open() to fetch the page.

On linux -- KDE specifically, the command opens the local file on my default browser with no issues.  However, on Windows 7, it opens Internet Explorer, which doesn't even search the local folder, but goes straight to the web and does a Google search, returning nothing but useless noise.

My default browser on Windows is Chrome, so my intention is getting undermined right from the start.

How do I get a local html file to open properly from Python in Windows?

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