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Re: I doan wahnt no stinkin' HE-LIX ann I doan wahnt no stinkin' TOE-TEM!!



On Mon, 2006-09-18 at 13:33 -0700, Rikke D. Giles wrote:
> On 09/18/2006 07:17:51 AM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> > To add to the mystery how does one change what you get when you go to
> > address: about:plugins in firefox?
> > --
> 
> To change the default behavior for downloads, which is what the GP is  
> talking about:  in firefox go to edit->preferences->downloads.
> 
> There's a section under that called download actions, with a button  
> called view and edit download actions.  Click this.  Remove the actions  
> for types of files you don't want to open automatically.  I believe you  
> might have to restart firefox after this.

For whatever reason, I cannot get it to ADD actions. It's pretty obscure
there and I beat on it at 3AM for quite awhile, building up a head of
steam to write bad things. <chuckles> 

If it's a GUI, I would hope that all the things you need to do to an
application would be found within the gui itself, written by someone
that understands the underpinning of his own creation, so that I don't
have to.  <----that's the whole point.

It takes a measure of empathy for the *user*, who might be best devoting
his time to projects that are better suited to his talents, to make the
world a better place. I had hoped to do just that this weekend, and some
bullshit threw me off and I decided to FIX it and it went downhill from
there. I shoulda had a V8 juice. With Vodka in it, instead. <grins> 

I put this whole episode on par with being given a FREE FLOPPY, with
staples in it. It defeats the purpose of the Gift, if it's broken. I'm
quite sure no one intended to cause any grief, but making a build that
can run all over the users pre-sets is not a good thing. I don't think
it is the "Right Thing" is all. Thank God I'm not using a touchy laptop
who's settings can be pretty crucial. Ric




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