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Old 12-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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cant view html pages in firefox


I have fedora 12 and I'm playing a game using wine. To view a page from inside the games own browser(it has an internet browser style menu) there is a button that says "open in external browser" I've used it hundreds of times to save that particular page to a folder when I was in windows but now that I'm using fedora it doesnt do anything. Is this something I have to configure in firefox or could it be something else. Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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I found where the html files are being saved to but does anyone know how I can get firefox to automatically view the html document without saving it first? Any help?
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:13 PM   #3
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My guess would be that you'd have to install FF under WINE as well;
but I'm not expert on WINE, and don't know whether it can make windows
programs interact with Linux ones (I doubt, though).
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:23 PM   #4
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Hmm, your Windows app is probably looking for the firefox binary ... probably in c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe

Maybe you can create a symbolic link ??
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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Hmm, now that I think about it ... the html extension is associated with the default browser within the Windows operating system ... so the link suggestion probably will not work.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #6
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I'm thinking this has to be a firefox issue because I opened an email using fedora a couple weeks ago and tried to open an html attachment and the same thing happened. I thought it didnt do anything but it actually saved it to my downloads directory where I could open and read it just fine. I've scoured the firefox options and looked at several firefox howto's to see if this has come up before but I cant find anything. The only issue seems to be firefox not asking me what to do with the file when I try to open it. Instead it just saves it automatically. Any ideas?
 
Old 12-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #7
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Edit>preferences>applications in firefox. What program were you viewing that email in?
 
  


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