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Old 06-29-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
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firefox plugins


this has probably been asked a zillion times, but how can i configure firefox to use different plugins? i've tried changing the .firefox files in the home directory, and also changing the options in preferences/downloads, but nothing is working. firefox doesn't even seem to read what's in the prefs/download options, and it doesn't have the ability to add new helper application mime types like mozilla did (mozilla is better in so many ways, i'm just trying to get away from it and use the inferior firefox since they are phasing out mozilla ). primarily i want mp3s to open in xmms instead of xine or mplayer. thx
 
Old 06-30-2005, 11:29 AM   #2
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Re: firefox plugins

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this has probably been asked a zillion times, but how can i configure firefox to use different plugins? i've tried changing the .firefox files in the home directory, and also changing the options in preferences/downloads, but nothing is working. firefox doesn't even seem to read what's in the prefs/download options, and it doesn't have the ability to add new helper application mime types like mozilla did (mozilla is better in so many ways, i'm just trying to get away from it and use the inferior firefox since they are phasing out mozilla ). primarily i want mp3s to open in xmms instead of xine or mplayer. thx

Check this out :
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html

Very usefull for setting up all the plugins for firefox
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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Check this out :
http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html

Very usefull for setting up all the plugins for firefox
thanks, i knew about mozplugger (and plugger), but i thought there might be a way to just do it with just config files, which i would prefer to know how to do. but maybe i'll give the plugin applets a try, thanks again.
 
Old 07-01-2005, 10:12 AM   #4
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thanks, i knew about mozplugger (and plugger), but i thought there might be a way to just do it with just config files, which i would prefer to know how to do. but maybe i'll give the plugin applets a try, thanks again.

No problem
 
Old 07-01-2005, 12:11 PM   #5
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For media the MediaPlayerConnectivity plugin is good. For plugins like adobe, java etc. add the plugin to the plugin directory where firefox is installed.
 
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:49 PM   #7
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Edit>Preferences>Download>Plugins uncheck the appropriate file type. The next time you open the file type a popup asking you what to open it with will appear pick the app you want to use, then check the box that says to always use that app.

Or you can use mozplugger and edit the config file so the appropriate file type opens with your chosen app. The mozilla-mplayer plugin can also be edited to open with your chosen app.
 
  


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