Opening unknown filetypes from Firefox: KDE users please confirm

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Dec 6 19:03:01 UTC 2008

2008/12/6 Rashkae <ubuntu at>:
> Issue?  It's not ideal, I suppose, but you are expected to use the file
> chooser to choose the binary you want to execute.

Binary? Execute? These are words that my Kubuntu-using mother in law
does not know. She wants to choose from a list of PROGRAMS, preferably
with icons next to each choice.

> The file type is unknown, therefore there is no list of 'appropriate'
> applications.

I don't need a list of 'appropriate' applications, a list of all
applications will do. But pointing the user to her home directory with
the hope that she will know the name of the executable she needs, and
where to find it in the filesystem (or that there _is_ a filesystem
beyond the visible files in /home/user/) is asking too much.

Dotan Cohen


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