adding protocols to Firefox

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Sep 16 19:43:25 BST 2008

Glenn R Williams wrote:

> Nigel,
> here are some instructions I found at
> (1.) Open Firefox and type "about:config" (no quotes) in the address
> window, and click enter.
> (2.) Right click on the window and choose <New>, then <String> from the
> pop-up menu that appears.
> (3.) In the first pop-up box, enter: ""
> (no quotes, and it might just be easier to cut 'n paste this into the
> box). (4.) In the next pop-up box enter the path to Kaffeine (e.g.
> "/usr/bin/kaffeine").
> (5.) Now, click in the main window again but choose <New> <Boolean>
> (6.) In the first pop-up box, enter:
> "network.protocol-handler.external.mms" (7.) In the second pop-up select
> <True>.
> I'm pretty sure I did this to make it work (substituting mplayer)

@#$%^&!!!!!!   That looks suspiciously like it should work - not like the
last two attempts I made to get FF to associate any app with a file type.

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