Re: Netscape Communicator

From: Joe DeGuglielmo (
Date: Sun Sep 21 1997 - 01:01:51 EEST

Thanks Harald:
I tried your way too. Now I can do this task 3 different ways. I like
your the best so far because now I don't have to think about it.. it
just happens.

Harald Gieleßen wrote:
> >I'm having a problem with Netscape Communicator that has stumped me.
> >When I try to down load a .stl file from the web my browser shows it as
> >text and will not give me the option to "save as". If the file is a .zip
> >file it gives me the "save as" option and I can download. Can someone
> >explain what I can do to correct this?
> >--
> On a Mac press the Option-Key while clicking the link. That forces NS into
> the save dialog. On a PC the Alt-Key will possibly do the same.
> You can avoid this problem by setting the helper applications in NS's
> preferences (in the Edit menu). This is a configurable list by which NS
> determines what to do with files of the different types. For each file type
> you can choose whether it should be displayed, handled by a plug-in, passed
> to another application or saved to disk. There are many defaults for common
> file types (like .zip) but the NetScape people did not predefine what to do
> with .stl files.
> Harry
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Regards, Joe DeGuglielmo

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