Feature #195

allowing local links in firefox

Added by cpg about 11 years ago. Updated almost 11 years ago.

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the LocalLink extension allow launching files on click on FF

this should be documented in the wiki.

also, we should investigate if it can be detected, either directly or detectig the background error and send the user to the proper location to install the extension.

full info on this is at


#1 Updated by cpg about 11 years ago

  • Subject changed from allowinf local links in firefox to allowing local links in firefox

#2 Updated by ichat almost 11 years ago

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As im familiar with this matter and firefox in general i would suggest that people should NOT install the plugin. it is a security risk you dont want people to face

Instead firefox since version 1.5 allows per site overruling of this function
in either: user.js or prefs.js by adding:

user_pref("capability.policy.policynames", "localfilelinks");
user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.sites", "http;//hda/");
user_pref("capability.policy.localfilelinks.checkloaduri.enabled", "allAccess");

#3 Updated by cpg almost 11 years ago

thanks for the tip.

is there a way that this could be packaged as a plugin or a single file that the user can install with a single click?

maybe even package as an app??

#4 Updated by ichat almost 11 years ago

should be possible yes, building a firefox extention that changes a few things shouldn't be to hard i think...

but probably it should be part of a platform (client) installer.. for example a 'native os service' that runs at startup pulls some info of the hda like shares (and aplications settings and installs them to the client... that would be a far better way to do thingst than to just distribute a whole buch of hack's tweaks and settings via plug ins for an even greater bunch of aplications...

if that is the case the whole issue should be upscaled to a new feature requests or possibly a wiki item so people can be drawn to implement sutch.

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