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Old 09-12-2011, 09:57 AM
John D. Muccigrosso John D. Muccigrosso is offline
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Question FireFox for Mac removes(?) .jnlp extensions

When using vpc.drew.edu, FireFox 6.0.2 for Mac saves the little Java Network Launching Protocol file without the jnlp extension. I can just add it back on of course, but it's a hassle.

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Old 09-13-2011, 02:37 PM
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I tried to reproduce your error on my MacBook Pro and I am unable to. What version of Mac OS are you running and which applications are you trying to use in VPC?
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:29 PM
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10.6.8 and any of them. Chrome does it too. Safari doesn't.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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When using vpc.drew.edu, FireFox 6.0.2 for Mac saves the little Java Network Launching Protocol file without the jnlp extension. I can just add it back on of course, but it's a hassle.

Anyone else?

I had a similar problem. My mac kept trying to open Dreamweaver for Java programs. See Adding download actions in this article for instructions of fixing that in ff. If you need additional help with this feel free to message me. http://goo.gl/5fpP2

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:08 PM
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Kristopher,

Thanks for the suggestion. My problem though is that FF doesn't save the file with the right extension. I don't quite understand why it's doing this, since Safari and Chrome (both based on WebKit, I know) have no problem. I've moved back to Safari for now, so it's not urgent, but it is still annoying.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:49 PM
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What extension does it add in place of the .jnpl?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:16 PM
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What extension does it add in place of the .jnpl?

When I reproduced the problem on a STEL Mac, it appeared to append .aspx to the file.
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:37 PM
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When I reproduced the problem on a STEL Mac, it appeared to append .aspx to the file.

I get the same result on my mac pro at home. I also noticed that Firefox does the same thing on windows it just associates the file with java web starter by default whereas OSX will try to open it with another program. For the time being I'd recomend using a batch rename file if the .aspx extension is the problem. Namechanger 2 works well for the mac and I believe it is free. If it is just a problem of java web start not starting when you download the file you just need to tell the computer to associate that file type with java web start on the mac. I believe there is a Firefox plugin to ultimately correct this and I am looking into it.

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