User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 When clicking, e. g. on a PDF file, the Download Window appears without any choice for either starting the associated application (e. g. acroread) or saving the file to disk. Nothing happens when the OK button (which is present) is pressed. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. open the URL http://www.mpi-forum.org/docs/docs.html 2. click on the link "PDF" near the top of this page 3. Change to window "Downloading ..." Actual Results: No checkboxes for * opening with helper application * saving to disk Expected Results: offer checkboxes and opening application or downloading to file system according to user choice
what theme are you using? If not classic/modern, what version?
Assignee: blaker → law
Component: Download Manager → File Handling
Reinhold, can you reproduce this with a current version of mozilla? Could you do the following: 1) Open Edit->Preferences->Navigator->Helper Applications 2) Click "Reset" to clear your file-opening preferences. After doing this, please report whether you are still having this problem.
Reinhold responded in email: ------------------------- Hello, yes, doing this does seem to fix the problem (for now). Generally my impression is that the Edit-->Preferences entries easily get corrupted (which presumably is the reason the Reset button's available). However, on at least two occasions things got so bad that I had to throw away the complete .mozilla configuration (I guess an expert would have fixed things, but I'm not one). Thanks for your help with this ... ------------------------- I'm going to go ahead and resolve this worksforme. It's possible that you inadvertantly saved a "preference tow download pdf files previously, possibly without being aware of it (it's set by a checkbox in the "what do you want to do with this file" dialog). At this point, it's probably impossible to determine whether your prefs were set that way through the user interface or by some bug. Thanks for following up. If the problem reoccurs, please feel free to reopen this report.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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