[Bug 589236] [NEW] no "open with" dialog box in firefox for application/octet-stream
tjgates at castlebranch.com
Thu Jun 3 15:42:24 UTC 2010
Public bug reported:
Binary package hint: firefox
There is currently a bug in firefox upstream where the "open with" dialog box will not appear for application links being sent as application/octet-stream. Instead of dropping back to examining the file extension and using the appropriate helper application, it simply defaults to what it is supposed to for octet-streams and only provide a "save as" or "cancel" dialog box. The bug is located here:
See the "testdownload" link on the bug report page for an example of what I'm talking about:
Mozilla has acknowledged it is a problem (since 2006!) and will be fixed
but that scheduled launch will be for mozilla 1.9.3, which is firefox
I'm trying to get my organization migrated over to Ubuntu but this
firefox bug in combination with needing to be able to handle several
attachments from zimbra creates a problem. I've already patched their
current firefox (3.6.3) with the following patches and it has been
running solid for months now.
Below are links to the appropriate patches to make this work as it
should (I guess I can't upload more than one patch at a time?). I would
appreciate it if Ubuntu would please consider applying the patches to
their firefox package so we can get this working as it should.
** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
no "open with" dialog box in firefox for application/octet-stream
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