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Use "Open with" dialog of Operating System

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Whenever I right-click a file in Xubuntu and choose to "Open with other application..." the following dialog is presented by the OS:

https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2015-07-29-00-31-36-e5da3e.png

This is nice and I would like Firefox/Thunderbird to behave the same. But if those apps do not have a default application assigned to the MIME type the following dialog is presented:

https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2015-07-29-00-31-45-80c2c1.png

I do not want to add MIME types to FF, I want to change the window/dialog that opens when I choose to open a file with an "Other" application. Is it possible to tell that the default "Open with" dialog of the operating system should be used?

Thanks.

Regards Tim

Whenever I right-click a file in Xubuntu and choose to "Open with other application..." the following dialog is presented by the OS: https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2015-07-29-00-31-36-e5da3e.png This is nice and I would like Firefox/Thunderbird to behave the same. But if those apps do not have a default application assigned to the MIME type the following dialog is presented: https://support.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/images/2015-07-29-00-31-45-80c2c1.png I do not want to add MIME types to FF, I want to change the window/dialog that opens when I choose to open a file with an "Other" application. Is it possible to tell that the default "Open with" dialog of the operating system should be used? Thanks. Regards Tim
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you might be wrong here - that points to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1129873 which will be fixed in firefox 41 (i haven't read up on all the details there yet though)

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hi tim, this is a primarily community-run support forum so it's probably not the right place to request features (we cannot implement any features & devs won't read here). please either use https://input.mozilla.org/feedback for general feedback or if you feel that it's a missing feature in the browser file a bug at bugzilla.mozilla.org.

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Well, maybe this thread will become a feature request if it turns out that this cannot be handled configuration wise, but I would suppose first this is not the case.

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Oh, ok, just found out this has been filed years ago:

So I guess you are right, this is a feature-request and it seems as if there will be not solution to it. Sad but true :-(

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الحل المُختار

you might be wrong here - that points to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1129873 which will be fixed in firefox 41 (i haven't read up on all the details there yet though)

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Hey cool, you're right. After eight yrs. Lucky I am not using FF on Linux that long yet ;-) Thanks for your effort.