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Old 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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Firefox 18.0.2 - Embedded .doc is Unknown Type And Opened With Movie Player


Running with FC16 and Firefox 18.0.2

When I try to open a .doc file on a web page, I am told that the mime type is unknown and the suggested associated program is Movie Player.

I can override the default and choose 'Other' and then /usr/bin/libreoffice and also then say make this the default for this file type.
libreoffice opens the file OK, but the next time a .doc is opened, it is not recognised again.


Any ideas?
 
Old 03-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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As you know fedora 16 is unsupported
Fedora is currently only supporting Fedora 17 and 18

and the current firefox is 19.0
ff18.0.2 should have auto installed that upgrade

the file association used by firefox is the OS's DE file association

set the old MS office 2007 and older ".doc" format to open in libreoffice from the Gnome preferences
 
Old 03-02-2013, 03:03 AM   #3
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John,
Sorry to be thick, but I'm not sure where the associations are. The .doc files open perfectly ok into libreoffice via Nautilus (under Gnome3).
I can see file type associations in Firefox, but those do no appear to be configurable (and I can't see there a default option for unknown mime types anyway)
 
Old 03-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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in gnome ( i am using KDE or gnome2 on all 4 of my os's )
r-click a .doc file and in the properties select libreoffice as the FIRST ( or only )program to open it with
so that a double click will auto open it in libreoffice
log out and back in again
in ff "open file" and click on that .doc in ff ( the doc that is in your files )
it should open in Libreoffice from firefox .
 
Old 03-03-2013, 05:14 AM   #5
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John,
I think that is what has always been there.
In Nautilus (file manager) under Gnome3, if I right click a .doc, it shows as libreOffice as the 'main' associated helper app (it has Dia also associated). It also shows that under the properties tab. I have been using .docs for ages without a problem within the 'desktop' environment.
My only problem is the association under Firefox. I'm still getting as per the attached. Even if I select the 'do this from now on' (ie open .doc with libreoffice), it reverts back on next open.

Stop press. I have just tried on two sites, on both the files are shown as a .doc's. On one site the opener is then correctly identified by FF as libreOffice, and on the other it appears as unknown. So the implication there to me is that the .doc on the second site (that is the site that prompted this thread in the first place) isn't really a .doc (does it work by suffix association or by the type of the file?).

I get these two conflicting open dialogues - so it looks like a problem with the files on the sites, rather than association my end?
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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this is only a guess right now so...

there are many many different MS windows .doc formats
every version of MS Office changed the format ( forcing people to buy the new MS office)
so one might be a ms office 2002 (Office-XP) and the other might be a ms office 2008 format
or a office 2010/12 but saved as any of the old formats .
 
  


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