Change firefox/thunderbird open dialog application

Alexandre axelbsd at
Wed Dec 29 12:04:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 11:48 AM, David Demelier
<demelier.david at>wrote:

> Hello,
> When you download a file with firefox or thunderbird you'll get this window
> :
> But I would like to switch the application to use for a certain mimetype
> like Text file should use leafpad, http link firefox and so on.
> I do not really like to browse to the pointed binary since you cannot be
> sure it will works if you put your configuration on a system where binaries
> are not in the same place and you cannot add additional flags neither.
> I never found anywhere where you can edit these settings,
> Kind regards,
> --
> David Demelier

In the Firefox preferences, there is an 'Application' menu where you can
associate the application with mimetype.

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