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#1 2005-06-21 14:18:31

Todd_Z
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Open firefox on download

When I download an html file, I would like to click open file in firefox and have it be displayed, however, when I set the action to the firefox bin file, i get a prompt for a user select.  Is there someway to set the open action to a command, since if i type "firefox file.html" in a shell, it loads it fine, i was thinking that i could set the command to "firefox tempfile.html"  thanks.

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#2 2005-06-21 14:24:03

dtw
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Re: Open firefox on download

dude!  what app are we talking about here?!

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#3 2005-06-21 14:37:02

Dusty
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Re: Open firefox on download

He's talking about opening an HTML file on the filesystem in firefox. Like if you have /home/cooldude/myfile.html, how do you open it from the command line or a desktop action?

I thought 'firefox file.html' would do the trick. Maybe you need to pass a command line option... man firefox may help.

Dusty

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#4 2005-06-21 15:00:31

Todd_Z
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Re: Open firefox on download

No no, "firefox file.html" does work!  But when I specify in firefox to open firefox whenever an html file is downloaded, I get a prompt to select which firefox user to use.

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#5 2005-06-21 15:09:56

dtw
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Re: Open firefox on download

yeah - that's because firefox thinks you want to open a new instance, i think some extention might be able to help you there smile

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