Cannot launch helper app from URL bar or bookmark

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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P3
normal
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
18 years ago

People

(Reporter: stephe, Assigned: gagan)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows NT
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
A plugin that launches as a helper app (specifically the RealAudio RealPlayer
plugin) from a link in a web page will not launch if the the URL is typed in the
URL bar or made a bookmark.  For instance, the link
http://kalx.berkeley.edu/kalx.ram will launch RealPlayer if I click on it.  If I
type the same think into the URL bar or make it a bookmark, I get the "Unknown
File Type" dialog which says I am about to download the unknown file type
audio/x-pn-realaudio.

I look at about:plugins and see that only the MIME type
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin is registered.  So I then go to Preferences and try
to make an entry in Helper Applications for audio/x-pn-realaudio.  When I hit
OK, I get a message saying "A helper already exists for the MIME type
'audio/x-pn-realaudio'.  Do you want to replace it?"  I choose OK, and Mozilla
goes back to the MIME type editor dialog.  I hit OK again, and I get the already
registered dialog.  I can hit OK forever and keep pinging between these two dialogs.

Finally I hit Cancel and get out of Preferences.  If I type the .ram URL in the
URL bar, I am now back to getting the "Unknown File Type" dialog.

Tested on Mozilla 100308 on NT4.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

18 years ago
I should mention that this all worked fine in NN4.

Comment 2

18 years ago
over to Networkign.
Assignee: av → gagan
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Plug-ins → Networking
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: shrir → tever
(Reporter)

Updated

18 years ago
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
(Reporter)

Comment 3

18 years ago
I tried this again and it is working ok now.  I am marking this WFM.  Tested
with Mozilla 110204 trunk build on NT4.

Comment 4

18 years ago
marking verified per reporter
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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