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I haven't been able to find a way to configure Safari to launch a helper application after downloading a file with a particular mime type or file extension. It would appear that the only way to run code in response to a download is to write a browser plugin (Internet plugin). Can anyone confirm or deny that this is the only alternative? It seems to be quite a bit of work to implement basic automation....

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    Default Safari - Helper Applications?

    I haven't been able to find a way to configure Safari to launch a
    helper application after downloading a file with a particular mime
    type or file extension. It would appear that the only way to run code
    in response to a download is to write a browser plugin (Internet
    plugin).

    Can anyone confirm or deny that this is the only alternative? It seems
    to be quite a bit of work to implement basic automation.
    Mike Sackett Guest

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    Default Re: Safari - Helper Applications?

    In article <b197a384.0306270711.3197ffe3posting.google.com >,
    [email]msackettedline.com[/email] (Mike Sackett) wrote:
    > I haven't been able to find a way to configure Safari to launch a
    > helper application after downloading a file with a particular mime
    > type or file extension. It would appear that the only way to run code
    > in response to a download is to write a browser plugin (Internet
    > plugin).
    >
    > Can anyone confirm or deny that this is the only alternative? It seems
    > to be quite a bit of work to implement basic automation.
    Take a look at MisFox:
    <http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/18530>

    I haven't use it, but it is supposed to let you configure Protocol
    Helpers and File Mappings in OS X.

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    Gordon Alley <*>
    <mailto:galleytexas.net>
    <http://galley.home.texas.net>
    Gordon B. Alley Guest

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    Default Re: Safari - Helper Applications?

    David Oberst wrote:
    > Obviously this would not be a recommended solution, and I
    > was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions.
    Safari is still not far away from a beta. Considering this, I would
    not expect too much, though IMHO it is a remarkably good piece of
    work. Just remember the early versions of IE! But even a Safari v3.2
    will not be as customizable as i.e. Mozilla, just because tuning
    options are not meant to be the strength of any iApp.
    Ralf Bohde Guest

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    Default Re: Safari - Helper Applications?

    de (Ralf Bohde) wrote in message news:
     

    what file did you hack? could you share this with us please.
    Bronwyn Guest

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