[Bug 18995] Re: "Open With" dialog not user-friendly
mloiseleur at linagora.com
Wed Mar 25 08:58:32 UTC 2009
With this small patch applied on Firefox 3 source code, (patch to apply on xulrunner-1.9 package), there's no more need to "open with" and no more problems with others Desktop environments like KDE or XFCE.
It's based (and so requires) a really small dependency : xdg-open (~5Kb of perl script) and provides a unified way for opening files in Firefox, directly using System Defaults.
It can be enhanced with a patch on this dialog, replacing "open with" label with something like "open file". We already applied this fix successfully for ~ 1000 users since 3 months, and no problem shown up.
I am currently trying to push it upstream, but maybe an Ubuntu integration can help this process.
** Attachment added: "force-system-integration-with-xdg-open.patch"
"Open With" dialog not user-friendly
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