I would like to have the URL from an attribute (in the attribute table) as a 'hotlink' wherein you can click on the URL and it opens the browser with the data. As it is right now, I'm having to identify feature, R-click on the URL and copy/paste the URL into a browser.
Take a look in Action menu at QGIS documentation. You need to define an action, this could be open urls defined by a field.
- Open your vector's properties, go to actions and select
[%url_field%]and click insert.
To ejecute action, click in your object with
Run feature action button (attributes toolbar).