Downloaded Files not opening in corresponding applications

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

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Firefox
File Handling
RESOLVED INVALID
2 years ago
a year ago

People

(Reporter: Kaartic Sivaraam, Unassigned)

Tracking

52 Branch
All
Linux
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox52 wontfix)

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Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
Created attachment 8801459 [details]
Screen shot showing the list of downloaded files

I use Firefox Nightly on Debian GNU/Linux. When I download a file and try to open it by clicking it from the short list shown in the toolbar, the file seems to open using an unrelated application. When I try to open the same by clicking in the list in the Download Library, it seems to open correctly. I could not find what is going wrong and where the problem lies.

Steps to reproduce :
1. Download a file
2. Open by clicking in the download list from toolbar

Note: If it opens the file correctly, then download another file that the previous application cannot open and try to open it.

Actual Behaviour : 
File seems to open using unrelated application

Expected Behaviour :
File must open using the correct application according to the type.

I have attached screen shots showing the download list and the error message shown by the unrelated application
(Reporter)

Comment 1

2 years ago
Created attachment 8801460 [details]
Screen shot showing error message of unrelated applications
(Reporter)

Comment 2

2 years ago
This doesn't seem to be happening always. It occurs at random intervals and I have little difficulty in finding the exact situations in which it occurs. 

I have searched the web for the possible problems and came to know that firefox is now using GIO and thus the file mimeinfo.cache and mimeapps.list have no use now. Can anybody point to any other resources related to this issue.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

2 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I have searched the web for the possible problems and came to know that
> firefox is now using GIO and thus the file mimeinfo.cache and mimeapps.list
> have no use now. Can anybody point to any other resources related to this
> issue.

I was wrong about the files. I just now came across this[1] bug in Bugzilla and came to know that GIO is what uses mimeapps.list.

[1]:https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=675466
Mass wontfix for bugs affecting firefox 52.
status-firefox52: affected → wontfix
(Reporter)

Comment 5

a year ago
For some unknown reason removing the list of applications for the mimetype "application/octet-stream" fixed the issue. Closing this as INVALID
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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