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    if I am downloading a file (example: file.doc), and chose to "open with," I get a null error because under the preference setting, applications' list is empty. How can this be resolved? I am running the latest version of firefox (3.0.1).

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    Default Re: Firefox missing Applications

    Go to Tools... Options... Applications.

    Is that empty? Edit: Yes, it is. The picture wouldn't load for me initially.

    The simplest way to add something so that it isn't empty is to add Flash and/or a multimedia plugin like mplayer plugin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderandrew View Post
    Go to Tools... Options... Applications.

    Is that empty? Edit: Yes, it is. The picture wouldn't load for me initially.

    The simplest way to add something so that it isn't empty is to add Flash and/or a multimedia plugin like mplayer plugin.
    I had to adjust the pic file. But there is no option to add apps.
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    Just go into YaST and install mplayer-plugin and that should add some.

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    I am not having a plugin issue really, but rather that when I try to download a file and I click the open with option, I get the null error shown below.

    I have ktorrent installed which should launch automatically, but I get this error:

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    I understand. However, installing mplayer-plugin will fill a few things in that applications list for media types, so it won't be null any more. Then when you click on something (like a .doc file) it will ask you what to do, and you can start associating other programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enderandrew View Post
    I understand. However, installing mplayer-plugin will fill a few things in that applications list for media types, so it won't be null any more. Then when you click on something (like a .doc file) it will ask you what to do, and you can start associating other programs.

    I can't see how the plugins is related, but I tested your suggestion--no luck.
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    Default Re: Firefox missing Applications

    It is generally considered safer to get FF to save the file to your chosen downloads location.

    Media files can be managed well with the plugin MediaPlayerConnectivity
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