Mozilla always loads postscript files in Ghostview INSIDE mozilla.

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

RESOLVED INVALID
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: cplager+mozilla, Unassigned)

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x86
Linux

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2)

Click on any link that is a .ps file.  On Linux, Mozilla opens ghostview INSIDE
the browser (with very limited functionality) instead of spawning a external
ghostview browser.  (I don't know who thought this was a good idea; it really
isn't).  I know how to tell Mozilla in Windows not to open pdf files inside the
browser (again, a REALLY bad idea), but I can't figure out how to do the same on
Linux.  I searched both Bugzilla (yes, this really is a bug) and google with no
luck.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on any link that points to a .ps file
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
Opens ghostview inside of browser

Expected Results:  
Spawns a separate ghostview vierer.

Comment 1

15 years ago
testing a page i found on google at random:
http://web.mit.edu/Saltzer/www/publications/endtoend/endtoend.ps

Mozilla prompts for action. If I select the default application, it opens in gv
(separate gv window) WFM. Trunk CVS, 20040406

http://web.mit.edu/Saltzer/www/publications/endtoend/endtoend.ps

Are you using "Plugger"?

Comment 2

15 years ago
you have plugger (or mozplugger) installed.  It's configured (by default) to
handle .ps files and is doing exactly what it thinks it's supposed to be doing.
 If you don't want that, disable it in /etc/plugger or /etc/mozplugger (or
wherever the config files is located on your system).

marking INVALID -- this is not a Mozilla bug
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Hardware: Other → PC
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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