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kinda an odd one - when I right click an attatchment in mozilla mail and select open it brings up a save file as dialog - instead of opening the ...
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    trying to open files from mozilla mail brings up save dialog


    kinda an odd one - when I right click an attatchment in mozilla mail and select open it brings up a save file as dialog - instead of opening the file (in this case a .doc so it should be open office)

    Any ideas?
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    It may not reconize the file type so its allowing you to save the file to open with another app.

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    You do know that mozilla uses its own file info db? Maybe you just haven't configured mozilla with doc files.

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    yeah, it used to give me an option to select the app to open the file with, now that choice is gone and it just goes straight to saving the file
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    I think that's reconfigurable if you look in Edit/Preferences/Navigator/Helper Applications. If you can't resolve it properly, at least there's a "Reset" button there.

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    Dolda

    yeah a reset was able to take care of it, although there was no applications listed as being associated with .doc files, which i thought was my problem - i have to wonder if maybe i typoed or somethign when i told it to use /usr/bin/oowriter to open the .doc files - i was pretty sure i checked, but i am a bad typer so maybe...

    thanks though, i knew that was around somewhere ...
    majorwoo

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