User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030701 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030701 This is a breakage that was fixed in 1.4 but comes back in 1.5 nightlys: In 1.4 builds you used to be now able to open EXE files without saving them like in IE. But now it won't allow you to in 1.5. This is a major breakge that MUST be fixed Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Find and download a EXE file 2.Select open with Actual Results: Note that if you type nothing in the box beside that the OK button is dimmed Expected Results: It should show a box without a box beside open with and labeled Open, leaving you with only "Save to Disk" or "Open" as choices
> In 1.4 builds you used to be now able to open EXE files without saving them like > in IE. Um... no. You could launch files immediately after they finished downloading, but you could never do the "like in IE" thing. I don't have windows on hand to test, but I reviewed the patch that added the "launch file" functionality, and it has not changed since (it's identical in 1.4 and trunk). I'll let someone who actually has windows mark this invalid after testing... (and setting OS to windows, since the launching thing was Windows-only).
OS: All → Windows 2000
I get the same results in both 1.4 and the latest nightlies, neither of which had an Open choice like IE has.
I can say that they have told a BIG lie!! Reporter
This is not a bug, this is working as designed. Reporter, if you can locate a build that allows this behaviour, go ahead and reopen this bug with that build ID. Otherwise this is not a bug as this is working as designed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
windows 2000, using the 1.4 release from mozilla.org (installed with the full installer): Clicking the 1.4 Net Installer link (http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.4/mozilla-win32-1.4-stub-installer.exe) does not show an "Open" option. If "Open With" is selected and nothing is entered in the text field, "Open" is greyed out. This behaves as expected. Not being able to directly open .exe file is fully intentional. I am not sure what the "big lie" should be. marking verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
oh, one more thing - after the downloading is finished, I can click "Launch File" to launch the executable. This is also as designed (also see the release notes: ""Launch file" after downloading has been enabled for .exe files")
And that's in the download manager (Still has to be saved though)
Yes, and in the progress dialog too. What's your point? (also, this is windows-specific. on linux, downloaded files are not executable directly.)
OS: All → Windows 2000
Hardware: All → PC
But it still means you have to save it before opening
For the final time, that's the only way its ever worked or been meant to work. You download it, save it, and click Launch File. There is no IE-style method of "open from current location" and I don't know if there ever will be.
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