[TriLUG] viewing files with firefox
oberry at trilug.org
Thu Sep 28 09:39:40 EDT 2006
If you have a local web server, try serving the files off it. I tried
that and Apache gave a .java file a content-type of text/plain, which
Firefox then opened "inline".
I think the problem may be that Firefox is not recognizing the content
type of a local file and therefore doesn't know what to do with it. Just
for kicks I chose /usr/bin/firefox as the program to open it with. The
new firefox window asked me the same question - "Open With or Save to
Not a solution to your problem, but a workaround.
On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 05:43:31PM -0700, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> I'm using firefox 184.108.40.206 to look through the (java) swing
> tutorial, which I've downloaded and installed on some
> localdirectory. I start with the
> After a bit of poking around I click on a link to the source
> code of some file I'm interested in. I had hoped the code
> would come up in a window. Instead I get a box with
> o save to disk
> o open with ... java compiler /other
> I go to firefox->preferences->download->fileextensions to
> find that "java" isn't a known file extension so apparently
> running the java compiler is built in.
> "other" leads me to a directory viewer, so I tell firefox to
> use /usr/bin/less as the viewer (and stupidly tell it to do
> this everytime for this type of file). Firefox (and the
> windowing system) hangs - I ctrl/alt/F1 out of Xorg and
> startx again. Now when I try to look at a java file, the
> windowing system hangs every time. I find that `less` is in
> What did the original mimetypes file look like? Go to
> another linux machine with the same version of firefox -
> there's no java entries anywhere in the mimetypes.rdf file
> here (is firefox 220.127.116.11 different on each machine?), but
> this firefox (successfully) opens the java file (with
> gedit). There's no gedit in the mimetypes.rdf file or in the
> It's like I'm trapped on a windows machine.
> I'd really like the java code just to appear in a firefox
> window as text. Anyone know how to do this?
> Thanks Joe
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