[clug] some Firefox questions
eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Tue Aug 28 10:46:36 GMT 2007
Kim Holburn wrote:
> On 2007/Aug/28, at 2:24 AM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>> I have a few questions about configuring Firefox. I have RH/F9 here,
>> Firefox 2.0.
>> I had a look at about:config and could not clearly see it there.
>> 1) I want to get the download prompt when I click a link to a non html
>> and never launch an application (I will then configure some
>> helpers myself). For example, pdf files now launch a viewer and I
>> want to
>> stop this. My preferences show that no file types are configured.
> It's not in about:config it's about MIME handling.
> In Firefox 1 there was a mime extension. It doesn't work in Firefox 2.
> Preferences->Content->Configure how firefox handles certain types of file ?
> That said there are 2 separate issues. When you click on a link that
> has an extension that extension could mean anything to the server, it is
> defined in the server. The client is told by the first line of response
> from the server what mime type the URL actually is, then the file
> follows. I forget the exact format of this but it's something like:
> for a normal html file.
> For a file ending in .pdf it mostly is a PDF file but the browser only
> knows this because of the mime type the server has told it.
> To view a PDF as a PDF rather than download it, requires a plugin. I
> hate that too. Find and ditch the plugin.
>> 2) Typing a bad URL activates a search. I want this to never happen.
> there are 2 settings in firefox:
Yes, this did it. Thanks. How about a follow-up question?
I now get Firefox attempting to fetch 'www.yadayadayada.com' when I type
'yadayadayada' in the address. I would like to disable this completion.
I really want Firefox to only go to the exact address that I want.
I found when I want to access my own local machine (e.g. e7) Firefox
brings back 'www.e7.com' and not the local address (e7.eyal.emu.id.au).
> set keyword.enabled to false
>> 3) Whenever I update Firefox it goes to a Mozilla webpage rather than
>> to my
>> configured home. I do not like this "call home" feature, is there
>> an option
>> to disable this?
> For my system I think this is a once off for each upgrade. After the
> first upgrade page my firefox reverts to it's normal "home page". I
> just shut it.
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Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)
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