"Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

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"Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby dietmar » Thu, 07 Dec 2017, 09:26

27.6.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)

When downloading files (e.g. PDF) a dialog pops up to ask whether to save or open the file (and with what).
The dialog offers a setting
"Do this automatically for files like this from now on"
Though it doesn't! Even if checked, the dialog will re-appear at the next download and will NOT open automatically with the selected program.

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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby joe04 » Thu, 07 Dec 2017, 17:11

Not just a Linux problem, it's like that on Windows too.

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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby fillerup » Thu, 07 Dec 2017, 17:47

one of the browser's longstanding issues, even if it's relatively minor. though this does not happen to .torrent files

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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby amberit » Thu, 07 Dec 2017, 19:30

Windows 7 SP1 x64, latest Pale Moon x64 on Asus P81IJ ( Intel Dual Core CPU, 2.10 GHz, 4G RAM ), latest Basilisk on Debian Jessie. I appreciate these browsers for their speed and ability to customize.

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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby dietmar » Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 08:43

fillerup wrote:one of the browser's longstanding issues

OK, some newbie questions:
  • Where in this forum (or elsewhere) can I find out if such is a known bug?
  • What's the correct procedure to report bugs in PM?
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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby GMforker » Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 11:14

joe04 wrote:Not just a Linux problem, it's like that on Windows too.

Please give an example. Depends on MIME type:

Examples:

http://www.pdf995.com/samples/pdf.pdf
- MIME type: "application/pdf" (true)

https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/raw/m ... oworld.pdf
- MIME type: "application/octet-stream" (false / the checkbox is disable - but logically, on github - it uses a "general" MIME type)

MIME type: "application/octet-stream" - see:
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions ... lg.js#L475
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions ... lg.js#L528
Last edited by GMforker on Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 11:59, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: "Do this automatically for files like this" doesn't

Postby dietmar » Fri, 08 Dec 2017, 11:57

GMforker wrote:Please give an example. Depends on MIME type:
Examples:
http://www.pdf995.com/samples/pdf.pdf
- MIME type: "application/pdf" (true)

I'll try to find an example. Your example above indeed works as are other pdfs included on other sites such as my own. I didn't notice before.
What does not work is pdfs generated on-the-fly from e.g my bank's server. I'm not sure if this is due to https: or due to a different MIME-type. I'll be back when I find a public site showing this effect.
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