launching a PDF from a link

Frederick Bambrough mlist at
Fri Jun 29 13:29:12 BST 2018

On 28 June 2018 19:13:56 BST, Tim Hill <tim at> wrote:
>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
>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.

Though on more popular OSs many take the opportunity to selectively disable auto-run net stuff for obvious reasons.
@ypical ink

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