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.doc attachments cannot be opened; no option provided to associate .doc with ooffice application

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Thunderbird
Mail Window Front End
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Bruce Wolk, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060610 Firefox/1.5.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.4) Gecko/20060610 Firefox/1.5.0.4

When I double-click on a .doc attachment and error window appears informing that the associated helper application does not exist.  But it does not ask for the new application and I cannot find a way to add the association.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Double-click on a .doc file in the Attachments box.
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Comment 1

11 years ago
In my Debian install, running Gnome, I'm not even getting an error message; double-click, or right-click|Open, yields no response at all, including no message in the Error Console.  I see this with 1.5.0.7 and 2a1-0909.

The attachment can be saved, and double-clicking it opens it into AbiWord.

xref bug 244618
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

11 years ago
Created attachment 247441 [details]
Attachment window with desired option greyed out.

Image of open attachment window with desired option greyed out.

Comment 3

11 years ago
I have found similar problems while opening a ASCII file.  I have a file attached to an e-mail named "httpd.conf" and when I click to open, my only option is to save the attachment.  I'd like to be able to tell it to open a text editor, but the option to do that is greyed out.

Comment 4

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> I'd like to be able to tell it to open a
> text editor, but the option to do that is greyed out.

This is not the same problem.  This symptom typical of the case when the attachment has been sent with a MIME type of application/octet-stream.  Again: xref bug 244618.

Updated

9 years ago
Assignee: mscott → nobody

Comment 5

8 years ago
This bug should be closed. I do not reproduce it with TB3 RC1 on Ubuntu karmic
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