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Author Topic: Peculiar Firefox .gif issue  (Read 2859 times)

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Peculiar Firefox .gif issue
« on: March 27, 2009, 12:09:24 PM »
If I download or save images with a .png or .jpg file extension, and then in Firefox's download manager right click and select Open, they open in the system default application for viewing those file types. In other words, it works correctly.

But if the file extension is .gif, rather than using the system default application, it opens the .gif file in IE. If I select Open Folder and then open the .gif file from Explorer, it opens in the correct application, so I don't think it's a Windows issue with default program for that file type.

The issue is only with opening .gif files from Firefox's download manager, no other image types are affected.

Does anyone know why it is doing this, and even better, how to fix it?

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Re: Peculiar Firefox .gif issue
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 01:22:32 PM »
Take a look at the Applications tab in the Options dialog for Firefox.  Check the "Action" shown for .gif files.

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Re: Peculiar Firefox .gif issue
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 09:51:13 AM »
.gif isn't listed

And neither is .jpg or .png.

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Re: Peculiar Firefox .gif issue
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 10:28:09 AM »
Try 'Imagine" and set it to open .gif files.

http://www.nyam.pe.kr/

If you don't already have the program, the latest is in the first topic. Imagine can be set as the default viewer for most any graphics. But just do it for .gif and let's see what happens.

It's a good program and safe.

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Re: Peculiar Firefox .gif issue
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009, 05:08:01 PM »
OK, I got it fixed.

Seems the default was set to open in IE, even though opening from Explorer never opened them in IE.

Weird.  :huh: