mozilla as a file manager/task launcher




File Handling
18 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: bz, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


This is a request for a graphical shell based on the Mozilla framework.  The
idea is to allow the execution of executable files that are stored locally.
Since Mozilla already supports browsing of local filesystems via file:// urls
and opening of various files using helpers, adding the ability to execute local
binaries (scripts can already be done with helpers) would allow one to use
Mozilla as a graphical shell / file manager.
Note: this bug started out as bug 59896 and has been reopened for clarity.

Comments from 59896:

------- Additional Comments From Jason Kersey 2000-11-12 15:09 -------
This is a rfe for being able to use mozilla as a file
manager/task launcher.  Currently, when you run local programs, it treats them
as remote programs, and asks how to handle them.  Basically, to make this work,
there needs to be a way to determine local vs. remote, and how to run a program
in place, rather than try to download it.

Comment 2

18 years ago
setting rfe, over to nobody, helpwated, rephrasing summary. p5 as this is not
needed for 1.0

Assignee: asa → nobody
Keywords: helpwanted
Priority: P3 → P5
Summary: Want to be able to execute local programs when browsing locally with mozilla → [rfe]Want to be able to use mozill as a file manager/task launcher


18 years ago
Summary: [rfe]Want to be able to use mozill as a file manager/task launcher → [rfe]mozilla as a file manager/task launcher
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 3

18 years ago
See bug 42015 for running .exe's that are downloaded from webpages.

Comment 4

17 years ago
Yeah. opera works as file manager now. 

Comment 5

16 years ago
-> file handler

BTW, I saw Nautilus running once, which was gecko-based in some ways, from what
I heard.
Component: Browser-General → File Handling

Comment 6

16 years ago
*** Bug 102760 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7

16 years ago
should this be added to tracker bug 97358?

Comment 8

16 years ago
Mozilla needs a way to browse just the folder structure, not including the
files. Just like the Folders explorer bar in IE. Calling file:// does not do
this correctly because it shows files.

The Windows API has a special widget ("control") for showing just a folder
structure. Moz needs a widget like this, based perhaps on outliner.

Furthermore, Mozilla needs capabilities to be like a desktop and to have
Windows taskbar-like functionality.

Comment 9

16 years ago
bamn: I think you are asking for a lot of stuff that is beyond what this RFE is
about. I suggest opening a new RFE in XP-Apps.


16 years ago
No longer depends on: 120999


16 years ago
Blocks: 163943


16 years ago
Summary: [rfe]mozilla as a file manager/task launcher → mozilla as a file manager/task launcher
*** Bug 181530 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 217789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***


15 years ago
Priority: P5 → --
QA Contact: doronr → file-handling


2 years ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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