Unable to open attachments in Gmail without blanking your screen out?

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Posted 31 Dec 2007 in Geek Girl

Geek GirlThis is a common problem for users of the Tab Mix Plus addon for Mozilla Firefox.

There’s a quick fix around this:

First, open the Tab Mix Plus Options then navigate to “Links” then “Prevent blank tabs when downloading files” and press “Edit”.

Scroll through the list and select and remove from the list the line /disp=attd&view=att/

Close the options window, restart Firefox and you should have no problems opening attachments in Firefox! 💡

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  1. Hey Ellie

    Thanks for the tip regarding this issue on my blog. Solved my problem.. I guess it wasn’t gmail after all.
    Great blog btw… I’ll make sure to check up on it often.

    Take care

    • You are most welcome, Puraz! Glad I could help you out! I just fiddled with my Tab Mix Plus settings until I figured it out. :)

  2. Thanks… perfect fix! Put some AdSense on here so I can click you a buck :)

    • Glad that this helped! Now, I just need to find a solution to the “send link” function not working with Gmail and Firefox 2.0. 💡

      PS: There’s a donation button on the bottom right sidebar if you are so inclined. All donations this month go to RT at Untwisted Vortex. 😀

  3. Viv

    Perfect fix. Thanks!

  4. Hi,
    From last three days I am finding difficulty in opening a gmail site or opening my gmail account.
    when i a type the name of web site http://www.gmail.com/ to open the gmail i get the reply as cannot find the server or The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

    This is the problem faced by me can anyone help me out to solve this problem.

    Ravi Suvarna.

    • Sounds like you either have the site blocked via your ISP/firewall or a program on your computer. Are you trying to access gmail.com at work? If so, your company may have blocked its access.

      You may also try cleaning out your cookies, cache, restarting your computer and trying again. If you are still having problems, contact your network administrator or Gmail Support at http://mail.google.com/support/