Please report any other irregularities here.
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20040104 Firebird/0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; FreeBSD i386; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20040104 Firebird/0.7 Why it is necessary do give the absolut path to (for example) xmms to open *.mp3s with xmms. Firebird should use $PATH to search for the binarie, like it is standard on unix und unix like systems. It is annoying to search in /usr/bin for binaries like xmms. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Expected Results: It should be possible to say, that mp3s should be opened with xmms, without giving the full path to the binary.
this is an issue mainly on *nix platforms, the filepicker is a cross-platform solution, I'm not sure how practical it would be to try to expand this to use PATH to find a match.
QA Contact: mconnor
Summary: absolut path for applications → use system path for executables
Summary: use system path for executables → use system path to find helper app executables
Confirming this as an enhancement request. Switching over to Linux, because it would be more commonly used there, but of course should be available on FreeBSD too. --> NEW, with the caveat that you shouldn't expect to see this implemented anytime soon.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: FreeBSD → All
Hardware: PC → All
That should read switching over to All/All, because Windows/MacOS X could benefit too. Thanks to timeless for pointing out my brain lag. :)
I don't see why Windows doesn't have %PATH% although Windows users may not know the name of the executable. This is clearly benefitial since, in *nix, usually only those in $PATH are helper apps we will use.
Isn't it a duplicate of bug #56662 ?
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: mconnor → download.manager
Component: Download Manager → File Handling
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: download.manager → file-handling
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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