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Old 01-25-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
rmockler
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Email attachment handling


My problem environment: I have two different distributions that are Debian based and have the Mate desktop environment. My browser is Firefox, and if I receive an email to either an AOL or Yahoo web mail account and the mail has an attachment containing a .doc file, when I attempt to open it, my only option is to save it. ALL other file types except .doc allow me to either open it or save it. I do not get this behavior in any other Linux system that I try. If there is anyone out there who can duplicate the environment outlined above, I would love to know your experiences and observations as related to my problem. My wish is that when I click on the attachment to have the choice of opening or saving it, not just the save option.
Thank you, rmockler
 
Old 01-25-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Hi

what you are looking for as I don't use in midori is option called "always ask"

I will take the opposite view to show how to get a download to auto open abiword (or what ever you use Libreoffice etc)

1) an installed app that you can use....I use abiword for doc files

2) a setting to recognise doc app to use

sometimes its called a mimelist but a screenshot of how to use FF might be the way to go?
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion, tried it exactly the way you showed, but it didn't work. It behaved the same as before, only option is to Save the attachment.
 
Old 01-26-2014, 06:54 PM   #4
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EDIT

I just install midori to have a look

I can't see any option that is available in FF

sorry to have wasted your time

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