Firefox opens rpms in new window on download
rwhart at mchsi.com
Sat Jan 27 23:13:30 UTC 2007
Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Saturday 27 January 2007 21:26, rwhart at mchsi.com wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote:
>>> On Saturday 27 January 2007 20:18, rwhart at mchsi.com wrote:
>>>> My problem seems more general. Upon attempted download with or
>>>> without holding down the shift key, firefox opens the file in a new
>>>> browser window. I can't identify anything out of the ordinary in
>>>> about:config settings for firefox. Ideas please. Is this a problem
>>>> with FC6 IA64. I don't seem to find it listed.
>>> Check Edit > Preferences > Downloads > View & Edit Actions
>>> BIN BIN file Save to Disk
>> I checked that. On firefox 220.127.116.11 when I open up Edit >Preferences >
>> Downloads > View and Edit Actions the list is blank. The problem is I
>> cannot figure out how to add an item as you describe to the list. Where
>> is the list stored or how do you edit this?
> When you download, the download manage should ask you whether you want to open
> the package or save to disk. I set the preferences to download to
> ~/Downloads, so when, as I always do, I say 'save to disk' I know it will end
> up there. That will automatically create that entry for you.
I have tried it both with the 'save to' prompt and once direct to
disk. The attached file is a window capture using Gimp of the
thunderbird window that opens when I 'click' on the rpm file to begin
the download. As you see, it thinks it is a Real Player file so there
is an association file that I screwed up somewhere.
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