[Wine] Re: Opening wine-based applications from Firefox?

buck huffman no at spam.net
Mon Mar 19 00:48:41 CDT 2007

If you are using the Linux version of Firefox, you might try creating
a shell script to invoke the wine app and place it somewhere on the
Linux path, then just call the shell script from Firefox. If you are
using the windows version of Firefox then maybe you could add your
apps directory to the path in system.reg. but the fact is I haven't
tried any of these things, I'm just guessing they might work.

hope this helps

lifemonster at googlemail.com wrote:

> Like all decent browsers, Firefox offers the possibility to link file
> types to specific applications.
> However, there seems to be a serious problem preventing the linking of
> file types to wine-based applications.
> Consider the following: you want Firefox to open filetype xyz with the
> wine-based application prog_xyz.
> In the download actions you can specify the complete path to the
> application, something like:
> /home/my_userid/.wine/drive_c/dir_xyz/prog_xyz
> but Firefox then discards the complete path, only retaining the actual
> program name 'prog_xyz'.
> Of course, this doesn't work for without the actual path information
> Firefox is unable to find the program.
> By the way, It doesn't bother to tell you that - it just prefers to do
> nothing instead :)
> My question: does anyone know of a way to feed Firefox the complete
> filepath to the correct application?
> Eric

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