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saz
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject: Chromium opens downloads in Firefox Reply with quote

Hi,

I've recently started using Chromium and when I try to open my downloads it opens them in Firefox 8O like a .pdf or even a .tar.

Is there a way I can tell Chromium which applications I want it to use?

Thanks

P.S. What PDF reader plugin is there for Chromium?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Chromium opens downloads in Firefox Reply with quote

saz wrote:
Hi,

I've recently started using Chromium and when I try to open my downloads it opens them in Firefox 8O like a .pdf or even a .tar.

Is there a way I can tell Chromium which applications I want it to use?

Thanks

P.S. What PDF reader plugin is there for Chromium?


I'm not sure, but I think this might be a DE setting. Check your gnome/kde/etc settings and see if you can find anything there.
Disclaimer: I don't know if the below is entirely correct.
I think Google partnered with Adobe so that Chrome has a built adobe reader. This may be a problem since this creates less interest in chromium plugins, and I assume the adobe reader plugin won't work on linux.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Chromium opens downloads in Firefox Reply with quote

Letharion wrote:
I'm not sure, but I think this might be a DE setting. Check your gnome/kde/etc settings and see if you can find anything there.


That's probably it, I use OpenBox, I did not have that problem with Firefox because it asked me how I wanted to open the files... Chromium probably just tries to use the "default" application...

I have no idea how to set default applications in OpenBox... I'll have to check on that..
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's been plenty of threads about this already. Chrome uses xdg-open to handle files. If you don't have a DE, install dev-perl/File-MimeInfo. Though I don't actually know how to configure which app opens what.

I use pcmanfm as file manager and use a replacement xdg-open, that I have saved in /usr/local/bin
Code:
#!/bin/sh

[ -z "$1" ] && exit 1

if echo "${1}" | egrep -q "^(https?://|www.)"; then
    firefox "${1}" &
    exit
fi

pcmanfm "${1}"
and then I simply use pcmanfm to configure file associations.

A somewhat off-topic note: I find it very interesting that every Chrome user has also Firefox installed. Cos the issue is always the same: "Chrome opens stuff in Firefox"
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