In article <f7f9420f57.ricp(a)user.minijem.plus.com>, Richard Porter
On 28 Jun 2018 Jim Nagel wrote:
> When you click the link for a Jpeg (or various other types of
> the file opens immediately. Why does PDF behave differently? What
> is the mechanism involved?
I think that offering a save dialogue is the norm. Netsurf processes
JPEG, GIF and PNG files itself, plus html and text of course, so
there's no need to save them.
It's easy to think NetSurf really ought to have to option to Filer_Run
any file it doesn't understand after downloading it but it doesn't; it
leaves you to do that which is fine up to a point but a shame because it
prevents sound and video playing from a link, just as it makes you open
your downloaded PDFs 'manually'.
I'm expecting to find a utility somewhere which will monitor a specific
folder and filer_run anything saved there but having no luck so far.
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