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Wdows asks me which program I want to use but there is not a Firefox icon to click on to open a file.

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Wdows asks me which program I want to use but there is not a Firefox icon to click on to open a file.

In windows I am having a problem when it ask what program do you want to open this file. I do not have a Firefox icon to click from the the list. Am I suppose to have an icon for Firefox Icon, or what do I do?

I use Windows 7 an use Google for my searches

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Re: Wdows asks me which program I want to use but there is not a Firefox icon to click on to open a file.

You should never select Firefox as the program to handle a file when you get the "Open with" dialog.
If you would set an automatic action for this file type then you end up with tabs getting opened endlessly.
If Firefox would be able to handle this file then you wouldn't get this dialog.

Can you tell us with which file type this happens?

Can you attach a screenshot?

Use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot.


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Re: Wdows asks me which program I want to use but there is not a Firefox icon to click on to open a file.

I am trying open a GEDCOM file but have,t got a clue what to choose to open it with.

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Re: Wdows asks me which program I want to use but there is not a Firefox icon to click on to open a file.

When do you get this dialog to open/save this file?

Is that when you visit a specific web page?

Do you have genealogy software installed to handle such a file type?