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Re: Trying to make sense of firefox plugins



On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 13:06 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> > One thing you can do is the following:
> > Go to: about:config
> > in the browser, Then change the value of the config parameter:
> > browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions
> > from true to false.
> > This will allow you to go to: Edit->preferences->Content
> > Then in box called File types click on Manage.
> > There you will see a list of what application handles which extension
> > type. This can now be changed. This hidden feature of firefox is helpful
> > in situations such as yours.
> 
> Thanks very much, I'll try that.
> 
> I found that about:config brings up so many variables
> one could spend several hours trying to work out which are relevant.
> 
> A bit like 10 pages of Terms & Conditions which one has to agree to
> for almost anything nowadays.
> If we really spent our time reading them 
> we would have no time to use the product.
> 

browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions
is the only one that I claim you should fool with.
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