User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 When i'm downloading an executive file, a dialog box opens and I have to choose: "Open it with ______" or "Save to disk". usually, Executive files need'nt a program to execute them, but I can't Click "OK" unless i'm giving a specific path. Executives Run By themselves, the browser should allow opening without saving first. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download an executive file from any site. Actual Results: A dialog box opens and does not allow to open the file without saving to disk first Expected Results: Allow one more option: "Open File".
> the browser should allow opening without saving first. Not if the browser wants to be at all secure. The current behavior is very much on purpose (as a bug search would have shown).
Absolutely. Executing downloaded files immediately would be a huge security risk.