I've been trying to figure out how to get Firefox to run ROX Filer
instead of Nautilus and Gnome-defined handlers when I download a file
and select "Open" or "Open containing folder", and I'm about 99% there,
but I found a 'bug' in ROX-Filer in the process:
Returns an error: "File doesn't exist, or I can't access it:..."
If rox could properly access file:// URLs, I could then use rox and all
my already-present mime handlers there to open downloads from Firefox,
which I think would be a good thing.
For those curious, the process is as follows:
- Open "about:config" in firefox
- Create two new booleans, both set to true:
- Create a new string, set to the path to your ROX-Filer/AppRun named:
All that is left is the fact that running ROX-Filer/AppRun file:///...
won't work. I'll probably just end up writing a quick wrapper script
that strips off 'file://' from any args before passing them to
ROX-Filer, but it would be nice if it handled these natively.
I still don't know well this will work for files that don't have mime
actions defined in Rox yet, but hopefully that will be easy to fix
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