[original thread by jvsoares]
@jvsoares the following issue might be of interest to you https://github.com/eclipse-theia/theia/issues/3724. For your use case, are you attempting to open any arbitrary url (ex: google.com), or do you have a more specific requirement?
@vince-fugnitto yeah! that requirement is very similar to what I would need too, which is to open an arbitrary URL, for now I will try to work around by using the link matching that works in terminal