"Open With" dialog not user-friendly

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 08:12:27 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 08:58 +0100, Thomas Novin wrote:
> This bug really needs some attention:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/firefox/+bug/18995
> It should, AFAIK, be a high priority bug and a release stopper. It is
> not reasonable to expect that the average Ubuntu-user is able to find
> the correct helper application for the file that they are downloading
> and want to open.
> If you open a file from Nautilus and select Open With > Other
> Application that looks just great. Why not have the same dialog from
> Firefox?

Probably something to do with the fact that Firefox isn't native.  You'd
have to bother Mozilla about adopting proper GTK+/GNOME dialogs.  While
you're at it, point out how annoying the Browse dialog (when you want to
upload a file to a website) is, though I'm sure they've heard it 50
million times by now.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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