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Old 09-23-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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firefox: change a default app


Firefox keeps opening MPlayer for pls files but I want it to open xmms. How do I do this?

I'm using Gnome and Firefox 1.5.0.6

Thanks.

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Old 09-23-2006, 01:06 PM   #2
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Easiest is to install the extension to have a helper window. Check this one out. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index...=179&hl=helper
It will create an option in Tools called MimeTypes

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Old 09-23-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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In the Firefox preferences, go to the downloads section, click on the download actions button, and find the entry that corresponds to the file types that you want to change. Double-click on that and you should be able to set them up for the program you want.
 
Old 09-23-2006, 01:19 PM   #4
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Easiest is to install the extension to have a helper window. Check this one out. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index...=179&hl=helper
It will create an option in Tools called MimeTypes

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Cheers. I'll check it out. edit: I've installed it and it has done the trick.

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In the Firefox preferences, go to the downloads section, click on the download actions button, and find the entry that corresponds to the file types that you want to change. Double-click on that and you should be able to set them up for the program you want.
There are no entries in the actions dialog. I've already checked but thanks for the advice.

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Old 09-29-2006, 05:05 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information about the extension.

Download actions are not all shown in the "download actions" part of preferences. To dispose of one I had set, I had to delete (rename) the file mimeTypes.rdf in the profile folder.

I was referred to a page in the knowledge base which mentioned some settings in about:config but my Firefox does not have those settings.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:09 AM   #6
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At last

Extrasolar, that extension provides exactly what I wanted. Thanks for the link! Now if only Mozilla would incorporate that in Firefox. (No, I'm not going to go to Mozilla and suggest it. That's another story.)
 
Old 01-03-2007, 04:04 AM   #7
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No Download Actions to even view!

I want to set Amarok as my default player for .pls files. I'm using Firefox with PCLinux. Currently Kaffeine is the default and I don't even know where to browse to find Amarok!

When I went to the download preferences there are NO download actions listed. no file types, no programs.... NOTHING!!

please help....
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:16 PM   #8
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Mozilla's Helper Application - an extension for Firefox.

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Easiest is to install the extension to have a helper window. Check this one out. http://www.extensionsmirror.nl/index...=179&hl=helper
It will create an option in Tools called MimeTypes
I am running Fedora Core 6 with firefox 5.0.9.
I do the above URL and right click on INSTALL. All that happens is I am allowed to download the .xpi file. How do I install a firefox extension once the .xpi is inside my machine?

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Old 02-20-2007, 11:31 AM   #9
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Use the MR Tech local install extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/421/

 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:47 PM   #10
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Thank you extrasolar. With the help of your 'MR Tech' extension I now have the 'helper' extension installed. I am not certain that it does what I thought it would do, but that is a subject for another time..
 
  


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