[Bug 852931] [NEW] No way to open docx files directly from firefox--only option to save allowed

joehill joseph.hill at aya.yale.edu
Sun Sep 18 00:39:15 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

According to the help page on adding download actions
download-actions), if one clicks on a file type that Firefox does not
already have an action for, it will ask whether you want to "Open with"
an application that you specify or "Save file." This happens for most
file types but for some reason not with docx. Instead firefox simply
asks where I want to save the file with no option to specify a helper
application. This makes it impossible to quickly view docx files by
opening them in LibreOffice.

I am using Ubuntu Natty and Firefox 6.0.2

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: firefox 6.0.2+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.50-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Sep 18 02:33:30 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 firefox 6.0.2+build2+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
 adobe-flashplugin N/A
 icedtea-plugin 1.1.1-0ubuntu1~11.04.1
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: firefox
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-29 (141 days ago)

** Affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug i386 natty

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