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

Jan Claeys lists at
Fri Mar 3 14:12:43 GMT 2006

Op vr, 03-03-2006 te 13:18 +0000, schreef Matthew East:
> 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 use several programs to open the same file type, depending on it's
size, complexity, what I want to do with it, etc.  Now that's not
(easily) possible anymore.  "Matthew's proposal" would fix this
regression _and_ actually make it easier for me in the future.  :-)
(I subscribed to the bug.)

And like some other people said: it's a potential security issue...

Jan Claeys

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