I was missing one of my own filters from my Parallels volume so I figured I would just download it from the web Library. I pressed the "Open in FilterForge" button on the page for my PixelKrunk and it just downloaded it to my Downloads folder.
A manual drag and drop to FF refreshed my internal Library and "installed the filter.
|Posted: December 26, 2008 9:15 pm|
|That's because Safari doesn't offer the user to run downloaded files, it just puts them in Downloads. We can either rename "Open in FF" button on the webpage, or implement our own protocol ('filterforge://') to be able to actually open them. Most likely, we'll go the latter route.|
|Posted: December 27, 2008 2:38 am|
Here's a tip for you… You can tell Safari to open "safe" files after downloading. Do it and Quit Safari.
Unfortunately FF filters are not in the "safe" category. So you wander into your ~/Library/Preferences folder and find a file named com.apple.DownloadAssessment.plist. Open it up (people wanting to do this themselves will need the Developer Tools installed) and you'll see a Dictionary named LSRiskCategorySafe with an Array named LSRiskCategoryExtensions. Add a String value of ffmcd to the Array. Save and close and fire up Safari. Now FilterForge should download and import the filter.
This editing could also be accomplished with a shell script if desired. This is working fine from all my initial tests… YMMV
Also, notice: This will import correctly into your ~/Library/Application Support/Filter Forge/System/Library folder but will leave the downloaded one in the location Safari downloads to. Enjoy!
|Posted: December 27, 2008 9:21 am|
Just another note:
I personally don't like the "open safe files" procedure since I archive / organize my Downloads. So while this works implementing an URI based protocol would be cool too!
|Posted: December 27, 2008 5:20 pm|
|Bluefrog, many thanks for the info -- we'll surely look into this!|
|Posted: December 29, 2008 6:40 am|
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