Fwd: [xubuntu-users] Fix for Firefox 3 app association problem

vidd vidd at crosslink.net
Mon Sep 22 14:42:54 UTC 2008

Vincent wrote:
> Hi,
> The following message was sent to the xubuntu-users mailinglist. Is it 
> an idea to install firefox-gnome-support by default? (Not sure about 
> the dependencies) It's quite an annoying problem...
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *David Collins* <db.collins at yahoo.com.au 
> <mailto:db.collins at yahoo.com.au>>
> Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 6:44 AM
> Subject: [xubuntu-users] Fix for Firefox 3 app association problem
> To: Xubuntu List <xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com 
> <mailto:xubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>>
> Xubuntu users,
> Like me, you might have been putting up with the problem in Firefox 3 
> with opening .jpg files from web-mail, and other file types having no 
> associated program, although the assocation is defined in Thunar.
> The fix is easy - when you know how - install *firefox-gnome-support*.
> Seems to me it is only a problem in Xubuntu and Kubuntu, not Ubuntu.
> http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=792165 
> <http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=792165>
> After installing this package, my Firefox application list is no 
> longer empty, and when I click on a jpg file, it asks to open it with 
> the default application that I have previously chosen.
> Regards,
> David Collins
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> Vincent
vidd at sloth:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox-gnome-support
[sudo] password for vidd:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  firefox-3.0-gnome-support xulrunner-1.9-gnome-support
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  firefox-3.0-gnome-support firefox-gnome-support 
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 130kB of archives.
After this operation, 446kB of additional disk space will be used.

looks like a very small price to pay for the enormous benifit!


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