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Re: 2 questions about firefox I just have to ask.



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Aaron Konstam wrote:
> For a long time I have been having trouble with having firefox
> recognized programs to handle files of a specific type or with plugins.
> I finally tried to read the help description. What I am having trouble
> with is the Download Preferences Window.
> 

I'm not exactly an expert, but I'll share what I've found!

> For the file type window the Help text says:
> This list contains file types that you have downloaded. You can choose
> what Firefox should do when clicking on a specific file type. Select the
> file type you want to modify and click the Change Action... button.
> 
> I have never seen any contents displayed in the File Type window and
> have not the slightest idea how you get anything to display . How do you
> do that?

The only things that will show up in that box are items that were not
configured with a plug-in.  for instance the first time I clicked on a
.torrent file Firefox asked me what to do with the file ... I selected
to use azureus and clicked a button to always use azureus and then the
.torrent was associated with azureus and showed up in that window.  I
have not (yet) found a way to change one that was configured via plugin,
but I suspect that if I removed the plugin and then attempted to click
on the filetype Firefox would then show me the requester and I could
then edit the app to use. (don't know what would happen if I reinstalled
the plugin


> Further the Plugins window. Those displayed have no relation to what is
> in /usr/lib/firefox.x.x/plugins so I ma not sure where the ones I see
> come from, nor how to get the right ones displayed. And none of this has
> anything to do with what is displayed in the about:plugins web address.
> How does one deal with plugins in an organized way?

There are many places that your plugins can reside. in your home
directory there is a .mozilla/Firefox/plugins (I think or something
close to that) there is a /usr/mozilla/plugins (I think the
mplayerplug-in goes there) then in each and every old and new version of
/usr/lib/Firefox.1.5.0*/plugins. and yes no matter which of these has a
plugin (old or new) Firefox will find it.

hth
Scott
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