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



On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 18:29 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 January 2007 19:20, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 11:04 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 09:45 +0000, John Austin wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 02:58 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 2007-01-16 at 16:50 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > > > > On Tue, 2007-01-16 at 08:22 -0800, oldman wrote:
> > > > > > > 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
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I wish the above was true but it is not. If you remove a plugin
> > > > > > firefox just does not know what to do and with a plugin as I noted
> > > > > > in a separate post it sometimes does the wrong thing.
> > > > >
> > > > > Aaron, which version of Firefox are you using?? Ric
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > ================================================
> > > >
> > > > Is this the secret you are looking for ?
> > > >
> > > > Not sure where I found it - this list I think
> > > >
> > > > "In the past, you could tell mozilla how to handle a media file. They
> > > > changed in Firefox, but there's a way to bring that feature back. In
> > > > Firefox, type about:config at the url and find
> > > >
> > > > browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions
> > > >
> > > > Double click on it to set it to false. Then under
> > > > Edit->Preferences->Downloads you should see all the media types and
> > > > (theoretically) you could change the player. I didn't mess with that
> > > > but it might just be the feature we want."
> > > >
> > > > John
> > >
> > > That is certainly an appropriate secret with 2 provisos:
> > > 1. the about:config under FC4 (version 1.0.8) has no such option.
> > > 2. In  FC5 and FC6 (verison 1.5.0.9 of firefox) has this entry in
> > > about:config and it does what you indicate. However there is no plugins
> > > tab so one can't choose plugins for audio for example .
> > >
> > > Another thing is it makes it obvious that the plugins in the various
> > > plugin directories are not as important as the contents of mozplugerrc.
> > > You helped a great deal but a mystery still remains.
> >
> > It is emarassing to have to keep posting corrections. Well a mystery
> > remains but not the mystery I mentioned. I found the pluggins secti9on
> > of Downloads but on my FC5 machine for audio input the list ways use the
> > Windows Media Player Plugin . Well were did a Windows Media Player
> > Plugin come from. Anyway I fixed the audio stream but now I have fouled
> > up the video stream. I used to be able to play mpg files and the video
> > from www.cnn.com not I can't. Also I can no way to change the plugin the
> > stream uses.
> >
> > So a mystery still exists. Why does the plugin for video and audio/video
> > streams go to RealPlayer 9 when it is the Realplayer 10 plugins that are
> > installed. It is a mystery.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>
> 
> I'm probably going back over old ground here, but the Windows Media plugin 
> should be one of the plugins you get when you have Mplayerplugin installed. 
> You also get quicktime, and realmedia plugins with it, and some others.
> 
> The realmedia one is earlier than Realplayer10GOLD.bin, so it may be worth 
> checking all the places where plugins are installed, and removing any that 
> end in "rm".
> 
> Sorry if you've already tried this.
> 
> Nigel.
> 
Tried that with no success.
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