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Re: firefox not offering the right plugins



On Apr 1, 2005 10:42 AM, Matt Morgan <minxmertzmomo gmail com> wrote:
> When I looks at Edit--Preferences--Downloads, I see a list of plugins
> that looks like this:
> 
> PDF     PDF File                    acroread
>             Windows WMV File        gmplayer
> DOC     DOC File                   openoffice.org-1.9
> 
> That is what I want, and it reflects what I have set by checking the
> "always use this from now on" checkbox, when offered the option.
> 
> But when I click on a link for a wmv, firefox offers totem as the
> default; when I click on a PDF, it offers kpdf as the default; and
> when I click on a DOC it offers oowriter (v 1.1.3) as the default. I
> have to go search for the app I really want every time.
> 
> So it looks like Firefox is writing to one settings file, but reading
> from another. This is Firefox 1.02, installed and updated regularly
> via yum. I only noticed the problem pretty recently, maybe in the last
> month or two. Maybe it's related to a recent firefox update?
> 
> Any suggestions? I tried grepping through ~/.mozilla/firefox for any
> files containing "totem," just to see if I could change the list of
> helper apps manually, but I couldn't find anything that included totem
> in the first place.
> 
> Thanks,
> Matt
> 
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For giggles in your browser  type in the address  about:plugins  
See if you have mplayer  if not 
yum install mplayerplug-in

if you don't usse totum just remove it 

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Jim Lawrence
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