Re: continuing the firefox plugin mystery

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Aaron Konstam wrote:
On Wed, 2007-01-17 at 22:58 +0000, Ian Malone wrote:
Aaron Konstam wrote:
Ok, If you go to about:config in firefox 1.5.0.9 and make
browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions
false you can see the applications or plugins used by differnt types of
files.

However. here is the rub? if the plugin being used is Windows Media
Player and the correct one is mozplugger how do you make that change.
I can't see how it can be done. Anyone know the answer?
Delete the offending files?  However, before you do that,
here are a few selections from my about:plugins

<snip>

If you want to maintain some functionality from
mplayerplug-in (say you only want mozplugger to handle
DivX mime types out of those above), then find the
files indicated in about:plugins corresponding to
the mime types you want to stop mplayerplug-in handling
and rename them to something that doesn't end in .so
(.so.bak being my preference).  This way firefox won't
find them and will not register the components, so
another plugin will get a chance to handle those
mime types.

<snip>

Well this is a plan I guess. A drastic one but I will try it tomorrow.
But that does not explain that all this works on my FC5 machine and
mplayerplug-in is installed.

This is what really bothers me. I have gotten all this to work in some
way through probably 7 versions of Red Hat and Fedora Linux. And each
time a different trick needs to be used. It is frustrating.
Currently I think plugins already installed will not get usurped;
if something is already handling a content type then a new plugin
to do the same won't get registered.  Not sure what happens when
you try to install a plugin with overlapping content types.
The whole system seems to justify a RFE to Mozilla.

--
imalone


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