Opening Bitcoin URIs on Mac OS X

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Wouldn't it be nice if making a Bitcoin payment were as easy as clicking on a link? In principle, this is already supported with Bitcoin URIs. Clicking a Bitcoin URI should launch a preferred wallet, pre-populating a payment transaction with data pulled from the link. Clicking one button would approve the transaction. Copying addresses or payment amounts would be unnecessary.

In practice, support for Bitcoin URIs by software wallets has been patchy at best, particularly on OS X. This article describes a solution that can be immediately implemented by any Mac owner using any downloadable wallet.