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Bug 2077 - "Edit this file using an external application"
"Edit this file using an external application"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 2076 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-05-05 15:19 UTC by Andre Engels
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Andre Engels 2005-05-05 15:19:52 UTC
When I click the "edit this file using an external applocation" option on, I get a text editor with some data about the image on
it. I don't think that's the intention... Extra data: Using Firefox 1.0.1 under
Windows XP; Firefox calls the text editor in this case "php_auto_file"

An example of what I got for one image:

Type=Edit file
Special namespace=Special

Comment 1 Erik Moeller 2005-05-05 15:52:39 UTC
Have you followed the instructions in


to associate the MIME type "application/x-external-editor" with the Perl helper
application which launches the external editor and saves the data back to the
Comment 2 Hendrik Brummermann 2005-05-05 15:52:47 UTC
*** Bug 2076 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Andre Engels 2005-05-05 16:06:20 UTC
No, I did not... I am wondering how I should have known where to find it.
Comment 4 Erik Moeller 2005-05-05 16:09:43 UTC
Below the edit link, there should be the text "See the setup instructions for
more information", which points to the page on Meta.
Comment 5 Andre Engels 2005-05-05 17:04:09 UTC
Hmmm... Somehow it was not clear to me at first glance that that line was
related to the previous one...
Comment 6 Robin Green 2007-06-08 21:55:28 UTC
I think this is a usability bug.
Comment 7 Chad H. 2008-11-18 19:57:33 UTC
Did a bit of UI cleanup to make this more clear in r43683

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