add "open with" to context menu of download history




Downloads API
6 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: pseyfert, Unassigned)


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Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [DUPEME])



6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0 Iceweasel/7.0
Build ID: 20110928090539

Steps to reproduce:

currently clicking on a link to a pdf file, firefox/iceweasel asks me  what to do (save / open with...). Usually I want to do both - store the pdf somewhere in a non-temp directory and open it. This leads me to choose "save", the file is downloaded, the download history pops up, where I can click on the downloaded file to open it.

Actual results:

However being affected by, the pdf is not opened with an appropriate application. Unfortunately in the download history I only have the choices "open" and "open containing folder" (among others) and cannot choose how to open the pdf.

Expected results:

Therefore my suggestion is to make the application choice not only available from the website link but also from the download history.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Confirming as enhancement but I think this must already have been reported. So the double clicking on the file in Download manager or chossing 'Open' is not enough and you really need to choose the proper application?
Severity: normal → enhancement
Component: General → Download Manager
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: general → download.manager
Whiteboard: [DUPEME]

Comment 2

6 years ago
as long as I don't fix my desktop environment I need to choose the proper application. But even if the default application would be acceptable, now and then I want to choose a different application. (eg. in case of jpg: per default with an image viewer like gwenview/eog/ristretto but sometimes one wants to edit it with photoshop/gimp/)
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