"Open With" dialog not user-friendly

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Fri Feb 6 14:28:28 UTC 2009


On Feb 6, 2009, at 8:58 AM, 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.
> ...

I agree that it's not reasonable to expect people to do that.

However, there have been seven Ubuntu releases since the bug was 
reported, so it's not credible to suggest that the bug be "a release 
stopper".

> 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?
> ...

That would be an excellent idea.

If you are not able to implement this yourself, one small thing you 
could do is find the correct bugzilla.mozilla.org bug report to link to 
the Launchpad bug report. The bug report currently linked is about 
something quite different.

Cheers
-- 
Matthew Paul Thomas
http://mpt.net.nz/
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