View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't save .hqx files after Firefox upgrade

January 9th, 2010, 10:21 PM
I can't save files with the .hqx extension for some reason. Firefox was recently upgraded to 3.5.7 via Update Manager. Nothing happens when I click on a link pointing to a .hqx file (http://www.macally.com/techsupport/drivers/USBCardSupoort141.hqx, for example); no download status window. I can see that something is trying to download but it is not saved to disk. (Yes, I checked /dev/null first;)).

My first stop was to edit > preferences > applications to see if the extension definitions got borked during the upgrade. Everything seemed normal except for the fact that I couldn't see an entry for .hqx files and no apparent method for manually adding it to the list. I went to another site that I administer and successfully download a .pdf file.

I've already been to the Mozilla help site with no luck. Hopefully this is one of those "Duh-oh!" fixes.



January 9th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Addendum: right-click > save link as... saves the file. Solved?


January 9th, 2010, 11:38 PM
If you really need the file, just use a different browser (temporarily). Google Chrome Rocks!