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Mac OS X / Thunderbird. How do I change the application that files dragged out of Thunderbird open in?

Mac OS X / Thunderbird. How do I change the application that files dragged out of Thunderbird open in?

If I drag an attachment out of Thunderbird onto the desktop and then double click it, it always opens in HexEdit which is almost certainly not what I want. I have to use right click -> open with on them.

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Guest [Entry]

"The behavior you are experiencing might be a bug. When you are dragging the attachment out of Thunderbird, it may not be setting the properties of the drag item properly for setting the file handler.

Typically, the Thunderbird UI is not as rapidly advanced as the Firefox UI. Make sure you are running the latest version of Thunderbird, then, search on bugzilla.mozilladotorg/ to see if anyone has reported this. If not, file a bug."
Guest [Entry]

"For what it's worth, I cannot reproduce this problem using Thunderbird 2.0.0.22 (20090605), i.e. the latest version, on Mac OS X 10.5.7. I tested with a couple of file types like JPG and ZIP, and it works fine.

What version are you using? If not the latest, upgrade and try again.

Also, it may be worth trying with a new Thunderbird profile, in case some config files in your current profile are corrupted. Instructions for creating a new profile. (Something going awry in the profile files has traditionally been relatively common, at least in alpha/beta versions, in other Gecko-based apps like Firefox and Mozilla.)

One more thing that comes to mind: do you have any (exotic) add-ons installed? If nothing else helped, try disabling those."