User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/20071025 Firefox/18.104.22.168 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20071025 Firefox/126.96.36.199 each time I download an attachment via FireFox it asks what app to use to open it. I select the app, it downloads and opens. I go into prefs and check that the apps are correctly selected - .pps = PowerPoint, .mwv - Quicktime/Flip4Mac - WMV player. This is a consistent problem - if I download two .pps in a row I have to go through the app selection process each time. The only advantage is that the selection window is already opened to the right one. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. In FoxFire, accessing my email 2. Find email with attachment, select to download 3. Go through the 'opening app' selection process 4. FireFox downloads the attachment Actual Results: FireFox downloads the attachment the attachement opens and runs in the correct (selected) app. FireFox forgets the app for each type of download. Expected Results: FireFox should 'remember' the app selected for each type of attachment - .pps = PowerPoint, etc., as it is set in the Prefs section.
Note: You've got a fairly old version of Firefox - you should update!
>1. In FoxFire, accessing my email not possible because Firefox is a browser and no Email client unless you mean webmail but that means you should include a URL for the used webmail. I bet that the http server sends the file with a content-disposition/attachment header and that means it forces Firefox to always display a a file save as dialog and stored helper applications are not used.