No way to specify appplication to handle unknown file types.

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Firefox
File Handling
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: web, Unassigned)

Tracking

2.0 Branch
PowerPC
Mac OS X
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/09)

Attachments

(2 attachments)

(Reporter)

Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1b2) Gecko/20060821 Firefox/2.0b2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1b2) Gecko/20060821 Firefox/2.0b2

If I click on a link to a PDF, a dialog opens which asks me what I'd like to do with the file.  My choices are to open it with Adobe Acrobat Professional (no other applications appear in the drop-down) or save it to disk.  There is no way to specify an application which is not in the list.  I would like to be able to open PDFs with Preview.  There should be an option to select an application which is not in the list.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click a link to a PDF.
2.Look at the dialog that appears.

Actual Results:  
I am only given one option for which application to open the PDF with.

Expected Results:  
I should be allowed to choose an application which is not in the list.
Reporter, do you still see this problem with the latest Firefox 2? If not, can you please close this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks!
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 07/09
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
Created attachment 268825 [details]
the dialog that appears when I click on a .pdf
(Reporter)

Comment 3

11 years ago
Created attachment 268826 [details]
the drop down list I get.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

11 years ago
I still see this in Firefox 2.0.0.4.  Could it have something to do with the fact that I have Adobe Acrobat installed?
Are you able to change the default handler in Tools, Options, Content, Filetypes, Manage? If this is still a problem in Fx2 then I think it won't be in Fx3 as the whole filetype/mimetype thing is being reworked.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

11 years ago
If, in the dialog box, I select "Always perform this action" (or whatever it's called), then, yes, I can go into Firefox > Preferences > Content and change the application.  This is a good workaround, it still seems like a bug to have a drop-down list that only ever has one option, even if that option can later be changed somewhere else.  
(Reporter)

Comment 7

10 years ago
I still see this in Firefox 3 Beta 1.
How about Firefox 3.0.10 or later in a new profile?
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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