FireFox Usage Question

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Tue Dec 7 17:51:12 PST 2004


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>
>> Guys,
>>  I'm not a FireFox user (I use Mozilla) and have a usage question.  
>> How do you set up and manage associations between mime types or 
>> extentions?  In Mozilla I can Edit->Preferences->Navigator->Helper 
>> Applications and set them up.  I can't find an equivalent in 
>> FireFox.  There is something about helper applications (if you 
>> download them), but there doesn't seem to be a way to set up or 
>> review specific settings.  For instance, I was looking at Fedora3 and 
>> using FireFox. There are no helper apps loaded.  I wanted to view a 
>> pdf, a pop up let me select xpdf, but I can't see how to change it 
>> after it's set.
>>
>> Any insight from FireFox users?
>>
>>  -- Bruce
>>
> I think maybe you mean something like this?
>
> Tools -> Extensions
>
> That will show you installed Extensions and allow you to update them. 
> There's also a link there (Get More Extensions) to here:
>
> https://update.mozilla.org/extensions
>
> Is this what you were after? 


I saw that.  It isn't what I'm looking for.  If I already have an 
application, say xpdf, I think I should be able to set it up or change 
it without downloading anything like I can in Mozilla.

Thanks for the input.

  -- Bruce





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