On 07/27/2018 03:32 PM, Knurpht-openSUSE wrote:
Op zaterdag 28 juli 2018 00:24:49 CEST schreef don fisher:
On 07/26/2018 10:45 PM, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 07/26/2018 03:58 PM, don fisher wrote:
There are a few firmware files I need to down load to get my wireless running. I thought in Firefox, if you clicked on a file, there was a way to select downloading. Now all I get is a dump in hexedit. Is there something to set up to restore this basic capability?
I think you are looking for:
Applications panel - Set how Firefox handles different types of files https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/applications-panel-set-how-firefox-ha ndles-files
That link was to Firefox 55 and below. I followed the link to later versions, and it says "When you click on a link for a type of file that doesn't have a set content type and download action, Firefox will ask you how to handle the file". But for .bin files I get a hexdump, and .txt files a display in the window. I cannot get it to ask how to handle the file. I must have trouble reading:-)
Link's on the same page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_change-fi...
In the link you posted, I clicked on "Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file", and on that page is "Adding download actions". That page says "When you click on a link for a type of file that doesn't have a set content type and download action, Firefox will ask you how to handle the file". But I cannot get this window to open. I can only assume that all of the files I am trying to download must be covered by the default Mime types. And I do not know how to find out what they are or how to disable them. I could try and hack the handlers.jason file, but I do not know much about Mime types and have been afraid of this option.
I have continued to follow other links and always arrive at a dead end. This current page, http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_save_or_download_files says "Check for entries related to the problem file type via "Tools -> Options -> Applications and change the action". But there is no Tools->Options in my browser. The moxillazine.org head page does not even indicate what versions of Firefox the notes apply to.