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Old 02-28-2004, 03:40 PM   #1
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Question Firefox 0.8


Ok, I am not a horrible Linux newbie but this problem is stumping me.

I am using RH 9 with Gnome 2.2.

I recently downloaded the new Firefox 0.8 and now whever I click on a link that requires an outside program (such as a PDF, RPM Package Manager, File Roller, etc). The dialogue box will come up asking what I want to do with the file. Usually my first choice is the one I want but the OK button is grayed out. I can never click it. Every time I want to download something I have to right-click on it and hit save link as... or open up the old Firebird 0.7 and click on the link (it works fine in 0.7).

Am I just using a buggy version of Firefox? Or is there a deeper issue? Maybe my Kernel is possessed...

Thanx =)

Ben H.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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No it is not a buggy version; if you visit the firefox site it clearly states:

While this software may work well enough to be relied upon as your primary browser, we make no guarantees of its performance or stability in its pre-1.0 state and it should not be relied upon for mission- critical tasks

So its still under development and many of the features may not work properly or may not work at all.
If you have a powerful machine then use Mozilla

Hope this helps....
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:28 PM   #3
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Go into Tools->Options->Downloads and see if the bottommost white box contains any entries.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:13 PM   #4
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I understand it is still pre-1.0 but in 0.7 it worked and now in 0.8 is isn't... I was wondering if it was some type of setting I just needed to click somewhere. Other than this issue, I love the 0.8.

BTW, there is nothing in that white box there. But when the download dialogue comes up, I dont even have the option to save it to a disk.
 
  


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