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Mozilla won't open a .pps file

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I have a Mozilla browser that tries to display the code of a .pps (MS-PowerPoint Slide Show) file, rather than run the application. It runs a .ppt file fine.

I go to another computer, and Mozilla on that computer runs the .pps file OK. So, I'm assuming this is a configuration issue. I went to the Mozilla 'Edit | Preferences | HelperApplications' screen and add 'pps' to the list of extensions for 'application/vnd.ms-powerpoint' filetypes to read: 'ppt pps'.

I checked filetypes under Windows, as well. This was mute, since the .pps files run fine under IE 6.0.

Any suggestions? This seems to be a Mozilla configuration issue, but I don't know where else to look that I haven't checked already.
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One of the 1.5 bug fixes was ".pps files not recognized correctly" (ref - http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.5/changelog.html and http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=161958).  What version are you using?  The current version is 1.7.2 (or Firefox 0.9.3).
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Fantastico!

I upgraded to Mozilla 1.7.2 and life is good - nature is again in balance. Whooda thunk a product like Mozilla, that's been around since VP Gore "invented the Internet", would have a bug in it? ;-)
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Well, you see, the problem is that Gore didn't invent Mozilla, for if he had, it would surely be perfect . . . wouldn't it?

Anyway, glad to hear balance has been restored.
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