#23 MIME specific menu options

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2003-08-07
2003-03-07
Anonymous
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Keeping in mind that I'm using stable instead of devel
(as I can't get devel to install) . . .

It would be nice to right click on a document of some
kind and recieve a MIME type specific menu. For
example, if I open a tar'ed archive, it may be standard
to open as AVFS. But I would like to right click on it
and select 'Extract' after browsing.

Now, I'm merely a passable Perl coder, so I don't know
what kind of implementation concerns there could be,
but as we already have a format for menu extensions
when right clicking on an application directory, it
seems like it would be fairly easy to use this same
format and add the information to the existing MIME
type database.

-Erik

Discussion

  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2003-03-09

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    See freedesktop.org for issues related to this. Probably,
    the Desktop Entries spec will specify a new field to extend
    the MIME spec. It'll take time to sort everything out, though.

     
  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2003-08-07

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    You can also create items on the SendTo menu that only show
    up for certain filetypes (see the help in the Customise box).

     
  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2003-08-07
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