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    Hi All,

    Running 64 bit opensuse 12.1 kde. When I try to open pdf attachements in thunderbird 10.0.2 the only option it provides me is to use GIMP. Okular is not an option nor is there an option to browse for an application. Furthermore, the attachments tab under preferences in thunderbird is completely empty with no appearant way to add an entry. In my system settings under file associations, pdf has both Okular and GIMP. I removed GIMP and saved the settings yet nothing has changed in thunderbird. I have to admit to being quite frustrated. Web searches have turned up other people with this issue but either there is no solution or things magically started working again. Help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: opening pdf attachement in thunderbird 10.0.2

    This is really the same problem as in an earlier thread:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...tegration.html

    There should at least be an option to save to disk, and you can then read it there.

    If you install "evince", that might show up as the preferred option. That's what I am seeing in firefox for pdf files. I prefer okular, but evince does a pretty decent job of it.
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    Thank you for pointing out this other thread. Yes, there is an option to save to disk and like you, I prefer Okular to Evince. Therefore neither solution is appealing. Darn.

    Edit: Installed Evince. Still the only option is GIMP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes200 View Post
    Installed Evince. Still the only option is GIMP.
    Maybe I am seeing evince (for firefox) only because I have Gnome installed. I use KDE, but keep Gnome around for occasional trying other things. But I wouldn't suggest installing gnome just for that - it's not worth that much effort, and I can't guarantee that would work for tbird.
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    Default Re: opening pdf attachement in thunderbird 10.0.2

    The file where TB stores this list of applications assigned to
    attachments is mimeTypes.rdf (it is in my case in
    ~/.thunderbird/d3y2l235.default of course for your system the name of
    the profile is different just look into ~/.thunderbird)

    The setting for ocular in it is
    Code:
    <RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:mimetype:handler:application/pdf"
    NC:alwaysAsk="false">
    <NC:externalApplication
    RDF:resource="urn:mimetype:externalApplication:application/pdf"/>
    <NC:possibleApplication
    RDF:resource="urn:handler:local:/usr/bin/okular"/>
    </RDF:Description>
    you may want to close TB and set this entry yourself in that file.

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    Default Re: opening pdf attachement in thunderbird 10.0.2

    While I have a similar directory (~/.thunderbird/55c6gt1o.default), there was no mimeTypes.rdf file. So I created it and used the code you provided.Alas, nothing. Still GIMP and only GIMP. Thank you for the suggestion though.

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    Default Re: opening pdf attachement in thunderbird 10.0.2

    Am 06.03.2012 15:06, schrieb goodtimes200:
    >
    > While I have a similar directory (~/.thunderbird/55c6gt1o.default),
    > there was no mimeTypes.rdf file. So I created it and used the code you
    > provided.Alas, nothing. Still GIMP and only GIMP. Thank you for the
    > suggestion though.
    >
    >

    That will not work since you created no valid xml file.

    This is the complete file
    http://susepaste.org/10949775
    you can use it as some template.

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    On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 14:12:32 +0000, Martin Helm wrote:

    > Am 06.03.2012 15:06, schrieb goodtimes200:
    >>
    >> While I have a similar directory (~/.thunderbird/55c6gt1o.default),
    >> there was no mimeTypes.rdf file. So I created it and used the code you
    >> provided.Alas, nothing. Still GIMP and only GIMP. Thank you for the
    >> suggestion though.
    >>
    >>

    > That will not work since you created no valid xml file.
    >
    > This is the complete file http://susepaste.org/10949775 you can use it
    > as some template.


    I had the similar trouble with Firefox 10 and tried replacing the .rdf
    file with a version that had worked with FF9. Unfortunately, it did not
    work; the defaults seemed to be coming from somewhere else.

    I seem luckier than the OP in that, when I click on the hyperlink and get
    the window open, I can click on the bar next to "open with" and get the
    drop-down menu, choose "open with ...", and search for the program I need
    in /usr/bin/, "okular" in this case.

    FF10 and TB10 are a mess. Let's hope 11 is better.

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    Default Re: opening pdf attachement in thunderbird 10.0.2

    Am 06.03.2012 17:55, schrieb Cloddy:
    > I had the similar trouble with Firefox 10 and tried replacing the .rdf
    > file with a version that had worked with FF9. Unfortunately, it did not
    > work; the defaults seemed to be coming from somewhere else.
    >

    Hmm, the file I posted is from a working TB 10.0.2, so I would have
    expected it works when copied.

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