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Old 08-26-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
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firefox; how to stop file assosiation


Greetings
Firefox has decided to associate my ktorrent program with any torrent I download. I am not given the choice of opening or saving the file. I am just presented with ktorrent's where to save the downloading target file dialogue box.
I did not set this up and the "Download Action" in firefox window is empty.
Any ideas on how can I turn this off
Thanks Michael

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Old 08-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #2
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You can type "about:config" in your browser window and find it.
I don't have ktorrent or anything listed in my except with the
FlashGot plugin, so I can't be more specific.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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greetings
This is the only reference to torrents I can find on that page

extensions.tabmix.filetypexpi default zip rar exe tar jar gzip gz ace bin doc xls mdb ppt iso 7z cab arj lzh uue torrent /view=att&disp=attd/ php\?attachmentid=.* php\?act=Attach&type=post&id=.* /download.(php|asp)\?*/

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Old 08-27-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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I'm just taking a wild guess, because I don't use (a) ktorrent or (b) KDE.
My suggestion is to try removing the word "torrent" from that line, though
I sincerely can't say whether or not it will help.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #5
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Greetings
Thanks for the suggestion, but still showing the same behavior. I tried removing and reinstalling but Mepis has some interconnection with the firefox engine and I could not get synaptic to remove firefox. Still stuck
Michael
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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Greetongs
It is a bug in Mepis and should be fixed with a re-install of firefox
Thanks for your help
Michael
 
Old 08-27-2006, 08:10 PM   #7
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Smile Perhaps Not Firefox Fault

Sometimes the browser will hand off protocols it does not know how to handle to the OS,then the OS tries to deal with it. Check Konqueror's configuration to see if it has an entry for .torrent files, as Firefox may be handing the torrent URL off to Konq, and then Konq is saying , hmm, .torrent is associated with Ktorrent, I'll start it up!
 
  


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