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#1 2020-10-08 18:55:11

nowell29
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Registered: 2020-09-15
Posts: 4

Zoom Client Integration

So, with our current world situations, I am using Zoom every day, multiple times.  Right now, I either have to launch Zoom directly and copy/paste in meeting information, or I have to let any link in any of my applications (browsers, Slack, other email or calendar) launch a browser window that then does the xdg-open to zoom.  And when it does, not all of the info gets passed into Zoom each time. 

I would love to see how I could effectively create a MIME Type that launches Zoom directly instead of this rigmarole.  Zoom also has their own MIME Type-esque URLs.  zoommtg 

I've searched the web and I have tried this or that, but I never came up with a good solution.  I thought about making an app that behaves like a browser that has the mime type built in, almost like a script and registering that in MIME Types (still using xdg-open).

Has anybody got a fancy solution, or could we create zoom-native awareness in XFCE?

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#2 2020-10-09 09:25:12

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 762

Re: Zoom Client Integration

I found this at the end of this thread:

I added this command for xdg-open to call Zoom for zoommtg:// links :

xdg-mime default Zoom.desktop x-scheme-handler/zoommtg

and this command to verify:

xdg-mime query default x-scheme-handler/zoommtg

Seems like it could help, please tell us how it goes anyway!

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#3 2020-10-09 16:18:43

nowell29
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Registered: 2020-09-15
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Re: Zoom Client Integration

great!  I will try this next time I have this mime type (zoommtg)

I think I remember now where I got stuck in the past.  And now that I have tried this again just now, I recall this may be not an XFCE issue, but a general environment behavior I would like to tune.  It seems that Zoom's favorite way to share meetings now is to use https urls.  So, by intended design it is associated with a browser.  I would love for the xdg-open (which I understand is not an XFCE-only element) to recognize the URL past https so that it is recognized as https://<subdomain>.zoom.us/ and then use Zoom.desktop and skip the need for the browser in that flow.  I think this is where I was headed with what I mentioned above.  I wanted to create a script or something I could register with the system as a browser that is purely a redirect to Zoom.desktop instead of going to a browser that then redirects to zoommtg....
Maybe I am experiencing a first-world problem and wishing upon a star for resolution...

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#4 2020-10-09 16:49:03

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 762

Re: Zoom Client Integration

I'll have some time this weekend, let's make it work!

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#5 2020-10-09 17:44:10

mint4all
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Registered: 2018-08-21
Posts: 148

Re: Zoom Client Integration

Greetings to y'all!

About 6 months ago, i installed zoom's client-app for linux on one of our systems (Mint 19.3, xfce 4.12 64-bit). Works like a charm, never had a problem with it, and during the install it set its own mime-type too: "application/x-zoom Default Zoom".

Rather than trying to figure it out myself, I googled and then followed the guide i found @ https://linuxhint.com/install_zoom_linuxmint/

Hope this helps you somewhat.

Cheers, m4a


Linux Mint 18.3, 19.3, 20.0 -- xfce 4.12 & 4.14... Apple IMAC 11,3 -- Dell Precision T1500 Desktops -- Toshiba Satellite, Dell Inspiron & HP Pavilion Laptops -- Family & Community Support re. Linux

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#6 2020-10-10 12:36:10

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 762

Re: Zoom Client Integration

nowell29 wrote:

I would love for the xdg-open (which I understand is not an XFCE-only element) to recognize the URL past https so that it is recognized as https://<subdomain>.zoom.us/ and then use Zoom.desktop and skip the need for the browser in that flow.

I think I understand, looks like that would be a browser setting:

See Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file.

For Chrome, it seems like around version 78 it's become more difficult to change such associations. See this thread, with a Linux workaround buried in the comments.

Hope it helps!

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#7 2020-10-10 12:39:41

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
Posts: 762

Re: Zoom Client Integration

Also, there's this from Zoom themselves: Launching Zoom from a web browser.

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