Nice nickname! I like to sit in my lawnswing in the summer and watch the
falcons (in Akadien we make no distinction between "hawk" and "falcon")
rise up from the oaks on the knoll and catch the updrafts to start their
day of hunting in the fields... Nice!
Anyway, I just wanted to add my 2½¢ worth to the discussion if I may?
Some of us like to experiment with other Gecko versions and builds.
Myself, before Firefox became v1.0 I did a lot of extensive beta-testing
on that. It still has an excellent mimesType Editor. Realising this, and
realising too that the .rdf file that it outputs can likewise be used by
K-Meleon, which is my default, I just took FF around to all the places I
could think of and clicked on all the files I could find. When it asked
me what I wanted done with them I "set it in stone". Then when finished
I moved the mimesType.rdf from the Firefox profile directory over into
my K-Meleon---and have never had a problem since. :)
I'm not sure how Netscape 4.75 saves its mimesType, but if you have a
copy of Mozilla, or even an old Firefox (before it became that) kicking
around on the hard drive then you could give that a shot. It's a "round
about way of doing it" but it does work.
Another way would be to download the Wechselbalg build of K-Meleon which
is based off from 0.8.2. This does have the Mozilla mimesType Editor in
it copied over from a version of MonkeeSage's builds. It can be
installed into its own separate directory and used apart from your
default K-Meleon (I do it successfully---and have three installed). You
could use that mimesType Editor to set everything and transfer the .rdf
to your default KM. You can find that version at
Well, these are extra things that I can think of and "my way around the
problem". Maybe they might help you as well? I must have been asleep at
the switch when your letter first came through the list or I would've
replied. Sorry for the delay.
That's exciting news jsnj about the mimesType Editor working in 1.7.7! :)
>*** Posted and mailed ***
>j s n j wrote:
>>> "CBFalconer" <cbfalconer@...> said:
>>>>> I normally operate off line, and will paste a reference into the
>>>>> km URL box for later examination. If that reference is to a .pdf
>>>>> file, kmeleon insists on opening it for display. I simply want
>>>>> to download it to an appropriate location, and can examine it
>>>>> with AcroRead later. In Netscape 4.75 I can configure the .pdf
>>>>> to either ask about display, or to simply download. In km I
>>>>> only get this option by right-clicking a URL, and that is not
>>>>> available when that URL is in the URL box. The result is a
>>>>> lengthy and annoying multiple download.
>>>>> I am using the URL boxes in various 'layers' to cache future net
>>>>> In there any way in KM 0.9 to handle this?
>>> KMv0.9 and previous don't have a mimetype handler a.k.a Helper
>>> Applications in Netscape's preferences. Future updates will since
>>> their mimetypes handler works with KM on M1.7.7. But if you go to
>>> your KM profile directory and locate mimeTypes.rdf, you can either
>>> delete that file or attempt to edit it by deleting the sections
>>> referencing pdf. That's somewhat complicated though. If you don't
>>> mind being asked where to save all downloaded file types then you
>>> can just delete the entire mimetypes.rdf file.
>I am quoting everything because your answer came direct to me,
>rather than to the mailing list. This may be due to the failure of
>the list to inject it's own reply-to header.
>Too bad there is no documentation of this. Is there a means of
>commenting out lines (or sections) of that file?
>This also explains the apparently random resetting of the download
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