FireFox Usage Question

Igor Zivkovic igor at
Wed Dec 8 02:24:11 PST 2004

Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>   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.

I believe Firefox looks for the /etc/mailcap configuration file first
and then mimeTypes.rdf in your profile directory.

Igor Zivkovic

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