Seamonkey/Firefox file associations

2012-06-16 at 15:22 | Posted in desktop, network | Leave a comment
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Problem: Seamonkey/Firefox does not know by default how to handle downloaded files and magnet links.
Solution: Read AlienBob’s and someslack blogs regularly :) The instructions for Firefox work just fine for Seamonkey. So:

File associations: when a file is downloaded for the first time, right click on, choose Open > Choose an application > Choose and point to /usr/bin/xdg-open. Make sure to check “Remember my choice for file links”.

Magnet links: open about:config, right click and choose New > Boolean and paste the following:


Choose false as its value. Then in Open > Choose an application > Choose point to e.g. /usr/bin/transmission-gtk. Do not point to /usr/bin/xdg-open, or the browser will start opening an endless amount of tabs when you click on a magnet link next time.

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