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Old 02-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Firefox and choosing applications for files

Where does Firefox store settings for different file types, e.g. which program to use to open a file of certain type? I've tried to search for those settings but can't find anything useful. Nothing useful in about:config.

My problem (small but incredibly annoying) is that I'm unable to get plain text files to open in Kate instead of gedit:

I have tried to choose Other, then find Kate, to no avail. I have even set Kate as the default program in Firefox settings menu, under Applications tab, but it still shows only gedit, nothing else. It doesn't even retain Kate in the list which seems very retarded, as well as the fact that you must manually find the application instead of just picking it from a list.

Distro: LMDE, 64bit
DE: Xfce
Firefox version: 18.0.2

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Ormu View Post
My problem (small but incredibly annoying) is that I'm unable to get plain text files to open in Kate instead of gedit:
has nothing to do with Firefox...

Ack. after a review... have you tried a new firefox profile? My "kate" is similarly greyed-out,but I don't use kate.

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Old 02-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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firefox will chose your desktop settings

so is kate set as the default application for text files or is gedit



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