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    Default file associations in firefox dont work

    Hi ..when using firefox to open a file attachment in web mail the update configuration runs but next time the same box appears to select which program to use , in firefox preferences / applications there is no way to add a new file association for a new filetype eg .doc or .xls ....!
    I tried switching off suse integration with firefox but it made no difference .if anyone has a fix for for this i can save myself a lot of time ..thanks

    Firefox version 3.5.9
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    Default Re: file associations in firefox dont work

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunell View Post
    Hi ..when using firefox to open a file attachment in web mail the update configuration runs but next time the same box appears to select which program to use , in firefox preferences / applications there is no way to add a new file association for a new filetype eg .doc or .xls ....!
    I tried switching off suse integration with firefox but it made no difference .if anyone has a fix for for this i can save myself a lot of time ..thanks

    Firefox version 3.5.9
    open suse 11.2
    AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor
    Speed: 2,800.00 MHz1.8 GiB
    Free memory: 788.6 MiB (+ 605.2 MiB Caches)
    Free swap: 2.0 GiB
    File associations can be set in Configure Desktop > Advanced > File Associations in KDE. I assume Gnome has something similar. Don't think there are file associations per se in firefox.
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    Default Re: file associations in firefox dont work

    It may help if you would post, if you use GNOME (2.8.2?) or KDE (4.3.5?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunell View Post
    ... in firefox preferences / applications there is no way to add a new file association for a new filetype eg .doc or .xls ....!
    Have you tried the search for your filetype/extension there?
    In GNOME I have (by default) there a association with open office but I have chosen "ask always".

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