Ubuntu

"Open with" dialog for unknown file type should be same as gnome's

Reported by Wouter Stomp on 2006-09-03
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Confirmed
Unknown
firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Declined for Hardy by Steve Langasek
Declined for Intrepid by Steve Langasek
Declined for Jaunty by Steve Langasek
firefox (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Declined for Hardy by Steve Langasek
Declined for Intrepid by Steve Langasek
Declined for Jaunty by Steve Langasek
mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
Declined for Hardy by Steve Langasek
Declined for Intrepid by Steve Langasek
Declined for Jaunty by Steve Langasek

Bug Description

When you open a file on a webpage with an unknown file type in firefox, and you select other, you get a very unhelpful file chooser dialog instead of the very helpful standard gnome open with... dialog. With the firefox dialog, it is almost impossible to find the right application for the job!

Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

somebody should take a look if there is an equivalent upstream bug files already

This is very annoying, any chance this will be fixed for gutsy?

Thomas N (konstigt) wrote :

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/18995 is related to this but not exactly the same. I'm attaching screenshots showing the difference in Nautilus and Firefox.

Thomas N (konstigt) wrote :

An example of how it should look instead.

caberg (caberg-408) wrote :

Firefox/Mozilla: Synchronize "Open With" with Menu
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/4755/

Neal McBurnett (nealmcb) wrote :

Note that there are enormous security implications to opening files from across the web. You are far more likely to encounter malicious files on the web than you are in your own file system or on custom-configured network shares. For an obvious example you don't want to execute code you find out on the web.

If this is implemented, please do so in a way that doesn't make browsing even more dangerous.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

please lookup this bug in bugzilla.mozilla.org. Its most likely the bug about a better application selection dialog.

Changed in firefox:
assignee: mozilla-bugs → nobody
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in firefox-3.0:
status: New → Incomplete
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :
Changed in firefox-3.0:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-12-24
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
caberg (caberg-408) wrote :

 The code example from bugzilla.mozilla.org does it work ?
I myself have no idea how to compile it to firefox . It will be very nice if someone who knows would try.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Mike will release the patch to debian and we will most likely cherry pick the patch and apply it to a ubuntux release.

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