[SOLVED] Firefox's "Open Containing folder" option not working !
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Firefox's "Open Containing folder" option not working !
Hi, I just installed slack 13.1 and found that when I very first time ran Firefox and downloaded something of the net, and in that download pop up window clicked "Open containing folder", a dialog box poped up asking "this links needed to opened with an application, choose application", I don't know the exact wordings but you can look at it yourself http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/7642/snapshot1y.png.
I thought there was some problem with the installer so using removepkg I uninstalled Firefox, downloaded it again in tar.bz2 format, extracted, and from the folder it was extracted to, I run the Firefox.sh using bash, then when I downloaded something in this Firefox, I got the same error as in screenshot, this time too, when selecting the "Open containing folder".
So can anyone tell me what's this going on? And How can I solve it ?
Hi, since no one really replied I thought if you anyone here (administrator, moderator etc.) thinks this thread can be moved to slackware forums, only if they think so.
I felt like this cause its more kinda slack specific issue. may be.
But anyway, hey everyone I still need help ! Please.
this is a good place for the question, since this issue occurs on other Linuxes also, but if you'd like it moved to Slack, no problem, just say so.
Meanwhile, there are a few LQ threads on this subject, one or more of which I have posted in myself, where one or more solutions are given. The solution I use is a little script in /bin or /usr/bin which launches Konqueror for the "Open Containing Folder" button, and a couple of configuration options in Firefox's about:config page to make it work. I should be able to locate at least one of these threads, and I'll post you a link here shortly (once I find it/them).
And there's yet another page somewhere, which discussed launching GNOME applications such as Nautilus from Firefox, but I haven't got that link handy; if you end up wanting it and can't find it yourself, I'll have another look for it.
maybe it's a good idea to start a new thread about your specific situation since this one is solved, and because it appears that this thread's ideas didn't help you fix yours.
Your situation might be a little different than the one in this thread, so in your new thread, please tell us what OS you're using too (looks like Slack 13.1 ?), and tell us what exactly you've tried so far to try to fix it.
well it's exactly same distro as first post (13.1) and all fixes tried mentioned here. would be repetitive.. *shrug* ok not the shellscript..
bugtracker firefox says something similar, but in other distros it's working fine, dunno what's missing there... so it's not a need for a selfmade script i guess, it's an integration problem.