[clug] some Firefox questions
kim.holburn at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 10:58:42 GMT 2007
I find adding the full URL should do that ie: http://e7
Does that work?
On 2007/Aug/28, at 12:46 PM, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
> 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 filetype,
>>> 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
> 'yadayadayada' in the address. I would like to disable this
> 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
>> 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.
>> Kim Holburn
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>> -- Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Analog, Apr 1961
> Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)
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