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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 6:53 am

now its the year 2017 and i still want to add a mime type MANUALLY (by hand).
i am the user and i want to decide for myself what firefox opens and what not.
so, how to do it?

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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 7:04 am

Moving to Firefox Support as no bug has yet been identified here.

See this article -- https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/ap ... dles-files

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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 7:12 am

"Do this automatically for files like this from now on." is greyed out.

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when things are greyed out, it is a bug!
so move it back to the right section.

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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 7:26 am

And, of course, you mentioned that that was your issue in your first post, right?

See this article -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_an ... tic_action

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Post Posted July 15th, 2017, 3:18 pm

You would first have to know with what content type this file is send.
If it is some generic content type then this would explain why this is happening.

You can check that with this extension:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addo ... p-headers/

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 12:52 am

Its a file from the internet which can be downloaded and i want firefox to download and AUTOMATICALLY open it, no matter which content type it is.

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 5:43 am

thomaz wrote:Its a file from the internet which can be downloaded and i want firefox to download and AUTOMATICALLY open it, no matter which content type it is.


Not a bug.
The people who wrote Firefox have their own ideas about how that feature should work.
No doubt they were unaware that browsers should be designed to do exactly what "thomaz" thinks proper.
He/she should contact those errant Mozilla developers directly, we can't help him/her here.

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 6:57 am

More than likely the part greyed out, " Do this automatically . . . " would not be greyed if the filetype could actually open the file.
It's very likely a Windows system call preventing the file being opened with a package without permissions or capability.

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Post Posted July 16th, 2017, 8:07 am

thomaz wrote:Its a file from the internet which can be downloaded and i want firefox to download and AUTOMATICALLY open it, no matter which content type it is.

That is the most ignorant statement I've seen here is a long time. Open it with what application? Excel? Word? Adobe? .....

The content type tells the computer what to use. Without a correct content type your computer would need to be clairvoyant.

EDIT: For example for a :

PDF file - Content-type = application/pdf

Excel xlsx file [2007 and later] Content-type = application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet

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Post Posted July 17th, 2017, 10:34 am

Link to the file?

If you could assign "unknown" (or generic) to automatically opening in notepad.exe (maybe you can, don't know?), I'd think you'd be apt to have all kinds of odd "stuff" opening in notepad.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted July 31st, 2017, 12:10 am

why can i assign every kind of filetype to any kind of application with windows?
and why can't i assign every kind of filetype to any kind of application with firefox?

why do coders always make things so extreme complicated?

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Post Posted July 31st, 2017, 5:30 am

why do coders always make things so extreme complicated?

That's called an uninformed question.

Data storage is complicated. Try to view a legacy Word Perfect file using Win Word, or a .jpg file using Excel. It doesn't work. That's not because coders intend to make things complicated but because different file types are intended to store different types of data. The optimum file format for an image is not the same as that for plain text or spreadsheet data. Also, a web site has to provide the browser with information on the type of file being downloaded from or viewed from that site. If either of those elements from the web page are wrong or missing, the browser can't handle the file properly.

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