Konqueror always opens files on the web without asking if it should save it first

Nicholas Allen Allen.Nicholas at lycos.co.uk
Wed Jun 25 17:48:02 BST 2003

Thanks for the reply and this has helped however it's a bit of a hack and 
definately hightlights a major problem with konqueror.

The weird thing is that my settings said to open the file in a separate 
application yet konqueror was opening it embredded in the browser (don't know 
why). I removed it from the application embedding but now it doesn't embed 
local files which kind of made sense and was useful. Really konqueror should 
be able to destinguish between local and remote files (surely there is some 
way to do this!) and display the open or save as dialog. Ideally you would 
want to configure it so that for each file type you could say whether it 
opened it or saved it or asked which when selecting remotely.

This seems like a major limitation to me and has caused me to switch browsers 
to Mozilla (but I still use konqueror for local browsing)...

Hopefully this will be fixed soon (it used to work...)

On Wednesday 25 June 2003 17:14, Harmen Schaap wrote:
> Hi,
> > When I upgraded to RedHat 9 I noticed that Konqueror always opens files
> > over http automatically without asking me if I wish to save them first.
> > This is really annoying and means I can't download anything from source
> > forge for example as the viewer for tar.gz files displays some silly file
> > name which I can't open (works if I view tar.gz files locally however).
> > Also the viewer has no save as and sometimes the name of the file is
> > important as well...
> >
> > Konqueror used to ask if the file should be saved or opened. I've
> > searched absolutely everywhere for this configuration option but it
> > doesn't seem to be present. Obviously it makes sense to automatically
> > open files stored locally but files over http or ftp should ask the user
> > if thewy want to save or open. It would be nice to be able to configure
> > this somewhere. Other than this it's a great browser.
> >
> > If anyone knows why it is doing this
> Nope.... I don't like it either... :-)
> > or if it has been fixed in a later
> > realease I would be very geatful...
> In Konqueror:
> - Settings -> Configure Konqueror -> File Associations
> - Select Applications -> x-tgz
> - Click Embedding Tab
> - Remove the "Archiver" from the Services Preference Order
> Do this for the other extensions too...

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