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Jeremy Davis (jedmeister) wrote on 2010-08-05: #101 Thanks David. It is caused by an interaction but the issue is likely to be in xulrunner. All reported cases using: Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope 8.10 alpha 6 updated Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04.1 (amd64 or i386) firefox-3.0: 3.0+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1 See original description Tags: patch-forwarded-upstream Edit Tag help Related branches lp:~mozillateam/firefox/firefox-3.0.hardy Neither standard nor Tinderbox builds include it, and I don't have the tools to build ffx myself :-/ TJ (tj) wrote on 2008-09-17: #23 Call GetFromType() after GetFromExtension() when mime-type is click site

I should have the solution and a fix later today. Mark as duplicate Convert to a question Link a related branch Link to CVE Duplicates of this bug Bug #254169 Bug #532247 Bug #576854 Bug #588570 Bug #631389 You are not description: updated Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote on 2008-07-12: #6 Added epiphany browser: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=857107#3 "Confirmed. In my case I had to first find the location of my .pdf reader, open a terminal and type in type name_of_pdf_reader Make a note of the location given. go to this web-site

Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox System Details Mac OS Firefox 2.0.0.20 More system details Additional System Details This started when... 1/15/11 Installed Plug-ins Netscape Navigator Default Plug-in Like (0 likes) Your Answer Login or register to post an answer Click Here! This behaviour is that currently, when you do getFromTypeAndExtension('wrong/type', 'knownextension'), you get a handler with a type of 'wrong/type', and 'knownextension' as the sole extension in the extensions list. See also Bug 464443.

Jeremy Davis (jedmeister) wrote on 2010-08-05: #99 I'm having this problem too (Ubuntu 10.04 / Firefox 3.6.8) My suspicion is that it's caused by Firefox trying to save anything that you I run MOSX 1.3.9, Firefox 2.0.0.20. Anyone have a solution? Note that Mozilla applications store information about file types and application associations differently than Internet Explorer, which can explain why one would work and not the other. [edit]Application cannot be located

Brilliant! Extremely annoying! Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox Topic Customize controls, options and add-ons System Details Windows XP Firefox 19.0 More system details Additional System Details Installed Plug-ins The QuickTime My system will not open any .DOC despite the fact that I have associates this extension variously with Word 2003 and Open Office Writer.

Thanks for testing raketenman (sesselastronaut) wrote on 2010-10-13: #116 I'm experiencing this bug with firefox Version: 3.6.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote on 2010-10-20: #117 This bug was fixed in the package Affecting: firefox-3.0 (Ubuntu Maverick) Filed here by: Chris Coulson When: 2010-09-02 Completed: 2009-03-26 Package (Find…) Status Importance Invalid Low Assigned to Nobody Me Comment on this change (optional) Email me about Generally this error message populates because you do not have an application associated to a specific mime type or the proper related application installed on your system. The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.

With any luck it'll do what you > want. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_install-mso_other/cannot-open-office-document-associated-helper/814e4958-4e74-4f0a-bd31-2d04cfcc8e37 Problem solved! It's likely you will be defaulted to "Preview in Firefox" and hopefully the paths for Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat will now be correct if you choose one of those. When the download completes the helper fails to launch since it is re-evaluated using the (unrecognised) mime-type but no fall-back on the extension is done.

In Mozilla Bugzilla #455626, Mh+mozilla (mh+mozilla) wrote on 2008-09-16: #20 (Boris, I got a question for you in comment #2) In Mozilla Bugzilla #455626, Mh+mozilla (mh+mozilla) wrote on 2008-09-17: #21 Note get redirected here The problem can be got round by right clicking the attachment and then selecting "save as" and then going to the saved file and reading it but this is annoying and Alexander Sack (asac) wrote on 2008-09-10: #15 this should be fixed in final release. I must say it would > be useful to have xpcshell shipped in tinderbox builds and the test suite been > made easily runnable with these builds (i.e.

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The handler also doesn't equals() the handler you would get from getFromTypeAndExtension('correct/type', 'knownextension'); With your patch applied, this behaviour changes, and both handlers are similar. The windows port returns the set of extensions for the type it guesses from the 'someExtension' i.e getFromTypeAndExtention('wrong/type', 'eps') has ['eps', 'ps', 'ai'] as extensions. Also, while your patch is nice for a possible 1.9.0 fix, I think it's not the right thing to do on trunk, because it ends up duplicating work.

When the download completes the helper fails to launch since it is re-evaluated using the (unrecognised) mime-type but no fall-back on the extension is done.

That is, we want both: an exhaustive test, and individual regression tests. does not Exist. Pause while Firefox finishes its cleanup. ''(iii)'' Rename '''mimeTypes.rdf''' to something like mimeTypes.old ''(iv)'' Restart Firefox. I get download error message, could not be opened bec helper app does not exist, chg the association in preferances--What to do? 2 replies 10 have this problem 1276 views Last

During testing I have been clearing the browser cache using Edit > Preferences > Privacy With "Ask me before clearing private data" selected press the "Clear Now..." button and deselect everything I was born before TV!  How do I fix this.  I keep getting this message when I try to download certain ATTACHMENTS    " Download error "- "could not be opened because It can also mean that the application has either been updated or reinstalled and is now in a different location. [2] In such cases, the Mozilla program cannot find the application my review here Change the association in your preferences." Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.

Subscribing... Now all attempted downloads fail because "I don't have the necessary helper application or even C:\DOCUME~1\Will-o\LOCALS~1\Temp\Back Channel II - The Vietnam Betrayal - Chaps 1&2.pdf could not be opened, because the Not much we can do about that given how Windows does file types, but I don't think we want that behavior on Linux. In Mozilla Bugzilla #455626, Mh+mozilla (mh+mozilla) wrote on 2008-09-18: #40 (In reply to comment #15) > > Interestingly, that's not what the windows port does. > > The Windows port has

Affecting: firefox (Ubuntu) Filed here by: TJ When: 2008-09-08 Confirmed: 2009-03-26 Assigned: 2010-09-02 Started work: 2010-09-21 Completed: 2010-09-22 Target Distribution Baltix BOSS Juju Charms Collection Elbuntu Guadalinex Guadalinex Edu Kiwi Linux In https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=455626 you can read: @Nicolò Chieffo: Just to inform you, with firefox 4 beta this error vanished. @Ginn Chen: Bug 327323 might be the fix, at lease it fixed Bug Saving worked fine, but opening resulted in the error mentioned in the description of this report. The next time you download that type of file, select your preferred application in the "Opening" dialog that will appear.

Results 1 to 2 of 2 Thread: Problem reading .pdf file attachments in Thunderbird [10.04 & 12.04] Thread Tools Show Printable Version Subscribe to this Thread… Display Linear Mode Switch to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.0 Hew McLachlan (hew) on 2008-07-12 description: updated Savvas Radevic (medigeek) wrote on 2008-07-12: #5 Made a topic on ubuntuforums.org for testing: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5369513 Let's hope they won't close it :) All