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i'm trying to get Firefox to automatically open .doc files; currently it only gives me the option to save them to disk. i'd assume this could be accomplished by Edit->Preferences->Downloads->File ...
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    Firefox & File Types


    i'm trying to get Firefox to automatically open .doc files; currently it only gives me the option to save them to disk.

    i'd assume this could be accomplished by Edit->Preferences->Downloads->File Types and amending as necessary, except that there's nothing in there. There are no file types listed and no relevant plugins.

    Is there any way to change this?
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    Doesn't look like there's a plugin to open .doc files:
    http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/linux.html
    It doesn't ask you if you want to 'open with...'?
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    Nope, the only option is to 'Save As...'. i'm wondering if this might help.
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    With OpenOffice do this: Tools>Options>Internet>Mozilla Plug-in. Check the enable box.

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