Bug#559420: epiphany-browser: Many types of files are not downloadable through Epiphany any longer

Apelete Seketeli apelete at seketeli.org
Sun Dec 6 15:36:40 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-12-06 at 13:15 -0200, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote:
> How are you trying to download the files? Epiphany uses WebKit, which
> supports HTML5 media elements, and is able to play sound and video files
> itself, which is why it just plays them. 

Okay, I didn't know that Webkit already had HTML5 support. I understand
know :).

> You should be able to request a
> download explicitly by using shift-click, or through the context menu.

The context menu doesn't work (that's why this report was filed in the
first place), and I just tried shift-click and it obviously doesn't work
either... Still stuck with downloading outside the browser using wget.

> The PDF files indeed have a problem, GMail is also a known-issue, I am
> trying to figure out if there is another problem we need to address.

To sum up PDF as well as many other file types are (wrongly) opened
inside the browser, plus downloading through context menu or shift-click
doesn't work anymore (consequently there's no way to download those
files with Epiphany).

Apelete Seketeli <apelete at seketeli.org>

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