[Bug 247108] www/firefox: consistently chooses wrong applications to open files

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Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2023 15:18:38 UTC

Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@freebsd.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|grahamperrin@freebsd.org    |gecko@FreeBSD.org
           Severity|Affects Only Me             |Affects Many People
           Keywords|needs-qa                    |
             Status|New                         |Closed
         Resolution|---                         |Not Enough Information
           Assignee|gecko@FreeBSD.org           |grahamperrin@freebsd.org

--- Comment #4 from Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@freebsd.org> ---
I hesitate before closing this, however I do believe that – realistically –
this will not be fixed downstream in the port of Firefox. 

Optimistically: something upstream (I don't know what, maybe the desktop
environment (not Firefox)) might have partially improved in recent
weeks/months, because: 

* previously, if neither Dolphin nor Thunar was open, then using the 
  'Show in Folder' option of the download button menu would open 
  Thunar alone

* today, the option opens both Thunar _and_ Dolphin. 

Maybe related to the above, but probably off-topic from www/firefox: 

* if Dolphin runs before Show in Folder, then an additional Dophin window 
  opens to show the item (and I have not bothered to investigate the 

KDE Plasma 5.27.4
KDE Frameworks 5.105.0

% pkg iinfo x11-fm/dolphin www/firefox x11-fm/thunar
% uname -aKU
FreeBSD mowa219-gjp4-8570p-freebsd 14.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT #38
main-n262032-5e2e3615d91f: Fri Apr  7 18:54:28 BST 2023    
amd64 1400085 1400085


A few months ago, I probably did have one file type (probably .xlsx files
opened from within SharePoint) that persistently failed to open in my preferred
LibreOffice. I vaguely recall that the unwanted application (for this file
type) was editors/linux-wps-office, which fell off my system a while ago, I
have not yet bothered to rebuild and install from ports.

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