Firefox and the `you have chosen to open ...' dialogue

Matthew East mdke at
Fri Mar 3 13:37:43 GMT 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-03 at 13:24 +0000, Who wrote:
> Snip dialogue discussion
>         Two more cents: the problem with the old dialogue wasn't that
>         it was a 
>         dialogue, but that in order to select a program to open the
>         file, you
>         had to choose the program on the filesystem in order to choose
>         it (i.e.
>         navigate to /usr/share/bin or whatever). From a usability
>         perspective, 
>         the dialogue would be improved several thousand percent if,
>         instead of
>         that, it popped up the gnome program selector which you get
>         when trying
>         to open a file in gnome.
> I agree wholeheartedly - do you think this is a separate
> thread/argument? 
> Maybe worth a bug report? 

It is this bug:

I don't think there has been any patch though.


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