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Old 12-17-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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mozilla as a graphical file browser?


ya know how microsoft internet explorer is also used to browse your hard drive & calls on programs to run the task ascociated with the file type of whatever you clicked on.

is there any way to get mozilla to do this?

cuz when I do "file:///..." it does a marginal job at showing me my files, and isnt half as usefull as a normal graphical file browser (missing stuff like the ability to moove files and copy and view it differently than the standard FTP style format)
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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Mozilla wasn't really designed to do this, while Internet Explorer was designed to be an integrated part of the Windows experience, and hence is pretty good at it. I don't think there's any way to get Mozilla to do it; your best bet might be to use a dedicated file explorer like Nautilus. Also, Konqueror (which comes with KDE) is a good example of a web/file browser in one nice package.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:37 PM   #3
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sorry did not read your question fully

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Last edited by shanenin; 12-17-2003 at 04:38 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 07:06 PM   #4
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why is it that Konqueror gets like no attention. everyone says that Mozilla is a great browser but other than you mentioning it and me seing it once when I installed Redhat with KDE I have not heard many people talk about it.

how's its security, performance and compatability with webpages?

also, do I need all the other KDE packages to run it, or will it run standalone?
 
Old 12-17-2003, 07:56 PM   #5
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I've not used Konqueror, or KDE, extensively myself, but I've always been quite happy with it. As far as I know, it's part of the KDE base installation, so you won't need much aside from the core KDE installation in order to run it (and it may even work standalone; haven't tried it). To the best of my knowledge, it's just as secure and stable as Mozilla.
 
  


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