Show Link behind QR-Code

Explorer ,
Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

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Dear Community

 

Is there a possibility to automatically open a link behind a QR-Code in any browser?

I can't see any other option than scanning with my phone.

 

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 29, 2020 Oct 29, 2020
Do you want to open a link by clicking on it? just add the same link to qr code as hyperlink

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Explorer , Nov 01, 2020 Nov 01, 2020
Hi @Jens Trost Sorry, I wasn't precise enough again.. The QR-Codes are being used in a print magazine. I just want to make sure every QR-Code works properly without having to do a lot of steps like using my phone etc.I just want to open them on desktop for test purposes, not to use for a client because that would be against the purpose of a QR like you said. A solution for my problem would just be that they would generate an option point when you right-click to open Hyperlink of the QR in a bro...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Do you want to open a link by clicking on it?

just add the same link to qr code as hyperlink

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Explorer ,
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Thank you for your answer. Sorry I wasn't precise enough.
I just want to see the Link as a preview so I can check if I used the right URL.

Not as a tool for the user.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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if you move the mouse over the qr code you can see the link in both InDesign and pdfSchermata 2020-10-29 alle 11.07.36.pngSchermata 2020-10-29 alle 11.08.04.png

 

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Explorer ,
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Thank you for the tip. The problem in the past was, that we filled in URLs that looked good but had a mistake which would bring up an error after scanning.

Thats why I want to the test the individual codes in a browser, preferrebly without using my phone.

But that does not seem possibly without a lot of copy/paste and clicking through the QR-menu

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Engaged ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Hi @Silvio Niklaus,
I understand what you're trying to do (since I've wanted to that myself :D) but you're missing one of the purposes of a QR code: Scan it with your phone so you won't have to type the URL and then open that URL in a browser on your mobile.
Using QR codes in an desktop enviroment makes no sense since you can always just create a hyperlink to click on it 😉

But there are apps or I believe even browser extensions which are advertising they can do that. After all this an issue which has nothing to do with InDesign.

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Hi @Jens Trost 

Sorry, I wasn't precise enough again.. The QR-Codes are being used in a print magazine. I just want to make sure every QR-Code works properly without having to do a lot of steps like using my phone etc.

I just want to open them on desktop for test purposes, not to use for a client because that would be against the purpose of a QR like you said.

A solution for my problem would just be that they would generate an option point when you right-click to open Hyperlink of the QR in a browser. 

 

Thanks for your answer.

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