Re: [Clip] use of notetab to download files off internet
- On 5/2/2010 8:26 AM, Axel Berger wrote:
> Don wrote:I am in firefox, I click tools/options and then choose application
>> They open in notetab as read only files.
>> On my old machine this was not true.
> I think it's the browser. If you tell most browsers to "open with" a
> file instead of "save as" then on closing the browser it will delete the
> file. I presume your new browser retains ownership of the file, while
> the old one did not. The solution I use in every case, where I want to
> do more with a file than just have a quick look into it, is not to open
> it from the browser but save it and open from disk.
I don't see any option there to change how it downloads it.
Dave, your idea works that is better than having to save it -- but if I
could figure out how to not have it as read only in the first place.
Axel may be right -- it may be caused by the browser.
- Don wrote:
> I don't see any option there to change how it downloads it.I hope I've got this right, I haven't changed anything here in a long
time. When clicking a link to a file a box pops up letting me choose
either "open with" <the program that kind of file is connected to in my
registry> or "save as" with the preselection on the one I have chosen
last time. There is also an option "do this automatically from now on
without asking". I think you may have ticked that one some time in the
past. If so I guess you'll find it included under
Tools > Options > Download > View & Edit Actions
and can delete it there.
N.B: The connection to read-only also is just a guess.
The other posters are correct in that it is a setting in your browser.
A browser determines a file type by its MIME tag, not by its extension
(but they should correlate.)
The MIME type you probably are looking for is text/plain)
or Google "MIME text/" [http://www.google.com/search?q=MIME+text]
For the history and general info on the MIME system see:
[which also contains links to the six W3C RFC complete spec docs.]
For Firefox, go to Tools | Options | Applications
Scroll down to Text Document
Click in the right hand column
You can choose among:
(Open with) selectable/specifiable programs
For Opera, go to Tools | Preferences | Advanced | Downloads
You can add or edit the text/plain MIME entry there.
Now aren't you glad you asked??? ;-)
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- John McMullen
At 05-02-10 05:15, you wrote:
>I often work in a site where I download text files. They open in----------
>notetab as read only files. On my old machine this was not true. I
>cannot for the life of me figure out where to adjust this as I need to
>edit the files. Currently I need to then save them (even though I don't
>want/need to) before I can edit them. I've run view/options/tabs and
>I'm not seeing it.
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