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How do I configure default pdf viewer for FF 1.5 on Debian ?

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hq4ever
 
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Post Posted April 14th, 2006, 2:38 pm

Hi everyone,

When I click on a pdf links in web pages I get the dialog windows allowing me to either "save to disk" or "open with /usr/bin/gpdf(default)".

I wish to change my default pdf viewer from gpdf to evince, I've already aptituded it.
The application itself is located under /usr/bin/evince.

My Debian is the default stable install, with FireFox coming from backports.org

I've tried to look around in the FireFox FAQ & googled but haven't found anything related.


Thank you.
-- Maxim.

old Ol Grumpy
 
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Post Posted April 14th, 2006, 3:04 pm

Look under /edit/preferences/downloads/view&edit actions.
Your old setting should be there, just edit and exchange the new file "evince"
If it's not there then it may need a pipe or symbolic link in your system.

Also, which version did you download form the backports???

hq4ever
 
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Post Posted April 15th, 2006, 1:19 am

Hi Ol Grumpy,

I went as you suggested to the downloads/ view&edit but pdf was not listed there.

I have from backports firefox 1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.1-3bpo1 which is called firefox w/ gnome support.


A pipe? I'm not sure I understood this. You mean like a shell (bash) pipe? If so then from where? Does firefox pipes the whole pdf stream into stdin of evince / gpdf ?

Thank you,
Maxim.

hq4ever
 
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Post Posted April 17th, 2006, 8:04 am

Answer : /etc/mailcap

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