View Full Version : [ubuntu] download mgr. firefox 7.10 vs 8.04

September 11th, 2008, 02:30 PM
i recently upgraded to 8

i liked how 7.10 handled downloads for file sharing sites like zshare , i would click download and was then asked if i wanted to save to disk or open with...

i use to let it open with wget (i think) witch then would open up something to extract the files (from a rar or zip)

now with 8.04 and firefox 3 the only option i get is save to.

is there a way around this

i tried flashget

i cant find anything in the firefox options.


hmmm it works with zips but not rars

September 11th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Hi. That probably has to do with how you configured .rar downloads in Firefox. Try going to 'Edit->Preferences->Applications', find the rar entry (or entries) and change them to 'Always ask' or 'Use...'.

September 12th, 2008, 12:38 AM
hmmm no entry for rars in the list.but thanks anyways.

September 12th, 2008, 12:45 AM
I have an entry for rar
AFAIK it has always been there.