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Re: firefox not offering the right plugins



On Apr 1, 2005 4:44 PM, Gustavo Seabra <gustavo seabra gmail com> wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2005 11:35 AM, Matt Morgan <minxmertzmomo gmail com> wrote:
> > On Apr 1, 2005 11:32 AM, jim lawrence <fedorajim gmail com> wrote:
> > > 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
> > > >
> 
> I might be completely wrong here, but I'd check the global settings
> for Gnome. I think it's likely that that's where Firefox is looking.

That did it! Of course it makes sense that firefox uses my gnome
defaults, although it seems like a bug that it would show some other
setting that it then ignores. In any case, I'm happy now. Thanks to
everyone for the help.


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