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Old 09-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2010
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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How to pre-set default program to open attachment directly from Thunderbird

I always find it troublesome whenever i wanted to view an attachment file in Thunderbird, a dialog box appeared asked: What Should Thunderbird do with this file? Open with...Browse, or Save File...

When I click the Browse, I can't find the program I want to open that attachment file.i always have to Save it first before able to view it.

Where can i preset the default to open a pdf file or an office doc by my preferred pdf viewer or office program?
Old 09-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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you can point to open program with xdg-open and thunderbird will open file with the default application for that filein your system. You can find xdg-open in /usr/bin
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #3
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Thanks Raveriux. That solved my problem.

Now, i do have another problem in open the web-link inside my email. I click on the link but nothing happened.

I create another tread in here.


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