Change firefox/thunderbird open dialog application

David Demelier demelier.david at
Wed Dec 29 14:04:38 UTC 2010

On 29/12/2010 13:04, Alexandre wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 11:48 AM, David Demelier
> <demelier.david at <mailto: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.

But it's the same thing, it opens a dialog window to search a full 
binary path.

On ubuntu and other desktop aim distributions, these action are 
associated to .desktop files I think. They may have been set globally 
within GNOME or KDE maybe.

David Demelier

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