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Old 08-10-2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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Thunderbird ; Problem with "View & Edit Actions"


Hi,
I would like configure Thunderbird (2.0.0.21) so that openoffice opens files (odp, odt, ppt, doc and so on) that are sent to me as attachments when I click on them.

The button to "View & Edit Actions" obviously looks like it should provide the functionality to let me specify how various files are handled, but it is broken - I cannot associate file types with applications. When I try to do so, this dialog fails to do ANYTHING when a file type and corresponding program are specified and I press the "Ok" button.

How do I fix this?
Thanks very much!
 
Old 08-11-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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Do you use the browse button to navigate to the location of your apps. This is done in the Download Actions window.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:23 AM   #3
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Do you use the browse button to navigate to the location of your apps. This is done in the Download Actions window.
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Yes. So the file name extension is specified, and the app - and its path - is specified, but the "ok" button does absolutely nothing.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 01:32 AM   #4
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Yes. So the file name extension is specified, and the app - and its path - is specified, but the "ok" button does absolutely nothing.
And in the Change Action window you have checked off "Open them with this application". Is that right?
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:42 AM   #5
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Yes, it has to be selected in order to get into the app chooser.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 02:06 AM   #6
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Yes, it has to be selected in order to get into the app chooser.
Ok, and now what happens when an attachment arrives that you have set to be opened by a specific application. I assume you right click on the narrow bar with the attachment filename and select "Open" from the menu. Do you then get the "Opening [attachment filename] window opening up?
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