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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 9:50 am

I upgraded to Thunderbird 2.0b1 and now my PDF files can only be saved to disk when I open the attachment, I can't select the pdf file to open with the default viewer. Is this some kind of "security" feature, is there a way to turn it off?

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 9:52 am

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 10:48 am

place this in your userchrome.css or use the Stylish extension to create the style.

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#normalBox {
  visibility: visible !important;
}


first time it puts .pdf files (and other known types) into the Options->Attachments Download Actions filetypes list to handle the desired action by default. but the dialog is klunky and broken (doesn't work for .doc files eg., even though ms word is opened, it doesn't save that filetype).

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 11:37 am

Well I see a userchrome.css in the firefox directory, but no chrome stuff in the thunderbird profile directory.

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 2:38 pm

fxer wrote:I upgraded to Thunderbird 2.0b1 and now my PDF files can only be saved to disk when I open the attachment, I can't select the pdf file to open with the default viewer. Is this some kind of "security" feature, is there a way to turn it off?

That problem seems to have been fixed by:
[*]# 347230 [Firefox] - Minimal "Save"-only dialog shown for files with discoverable types (known file extensions) [All]

But I don't think it has been checked into branch builds yet.
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Post Posted December 22nd, 2006, 3:48 pm

This should be a feature, not a bug, it's the same in FF2. This means that TB doesn't identify the pdf correctly, and so it blocks it as an unknown file like an .exe-file. I have found out, that this often happens with pdf-files, I don't know why. There seems to be only one workaround:

http://www.geeknewz.com/board/index.php ... =11&y=2006

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Post Posted December 31st, 2006, 8:53 am

This is now finally working as it used to on the Thunderbird 2.0 branch with the daily build from Dec. 31st, and offering the open with dialog.

Thunderbird 2.0b1 (2006123104)

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