Opening pdfs via "system handler" won't work (but other file types work)
I want to open pdfs from firefox (snap 101.0.1) with the default application of the system (Xubuntu 22.04) and not open them in a new tab within forefox.
But it does not work, as if there was a problem with the system handler but only for pdfs and not for other file formats.
More details :
- I changed Preferences/general/Applications for pdfs to use either "always ask" (and then chose "open" " With system handler" when asked) or "default system application". In both cases the pdf is downloaded but not opened. If I right click on the downloaded pdf in the list of downloaded files and then chose "open with system handler", nothing happens.
- Opening the pdf inside Firefox works well and opening pdfs saved on my disk (outside firefox) as well.
- Opening other file format by choosing to open them from firefox with the system handler works well too (tested eg with .torrent, .xls, .tif,...).
- I tried to change the default system application for pdf (Atril) to other softwares without success (Okular, Evince).
- If I try to open a .djvu file with the "system handler" it is opened correctly using Atril which is the also default for pdfs... So Atril works for .djvu files but not for pdfs...
- I tried to replace the handlers.json file from my profile by a handler.json file from a brand new profile, without success (I still have a backup of my old profile file if needed). I did that because opening with the system application worked before and the bug appeared after I changed all applications preferences to "always ask" (and there were a lot of them in my rather old handlers.json file).
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So you are saying that you do not get this? see screenshot
Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla, run it from the folder and see if you have the same issue. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release
Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20220609 KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.94.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.18.2-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 4 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Modified by jonzn4SUSE
No, I don't see a list of available applications (see screenshot). As far as I understand it, Mozilla pushed ubuntu to distribute firefox as a snap which explains why firefox hasn't access to the system applications directly and uses this "system handler" for that purpose. I would prefer to stick with the mozilla version provided with the distribution...
You can download Firefox from Mozilla and just run it from the folder. I have just about all version running from a folder in my Download folder plus the distro version. see screenshot