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Option in workflow Open URL action to open in the background


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The workflow Open URL action only has one custom option, which is whether to use the default application or pick a specific one. It would be great if it supported the other options available when opening URLs, most notably the ability to open a URL without bringing the application forward.

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This can be accomplished with a Workflow. Use a Run Script Action with default options and code:

open -ga 'Safari' 'https://example.com'

Replace Safari with the browser you want and https://example.com with the relevant Workflow, but keep in mind Chrome doesn’t support being opened in the background due to a long-standing bug.

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