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Adding a custom URI handler to Firefox

So Mozilla are fucking retards and removed any convenient way to add a custom URI handler.

  • You can't add one by just following a, say, ssh://host link. Firefox doesn't ask you what to use to open the link anymore, just goes HURR DURR UNKNOWN PROTOCOL.
  • You can't add one in Preferences -> Applications. No “add” button anymore.
  • You can't force it through about:config like you used to.

Here is how you can do it though. Find a file called mimeTypes.rdf in your firefox profile and add the custom protocol.

First, add the scheme in the 'urn:schemes:root' block:

<RDF:Seq RDF:about="urn:schemes:root">
	<RDF:li RDF:resource="urn:scheme:telnet"/>

Then, add a new block:

<RDF:Description RDF:about="urn:scheme:telnet"
	<NC:handlerProp RDF:resource="urn:scheme:handler:telnet"/>

Now restart the browser and go to Preferences -> Applications. telnet will be there.

And to you, the person who decided to remove this function: Choke on your own cock.