Firefox is now the world’s most used web browser, and of course comes as the default in Ubuntu. While many of us turned to it to replace Internet Explorer before we ever found Ubuntu, some of us couldn’t help but notice that support was lacking for saving or even opening MHT web archives.
When saving web pages to your hard drive, when you choose to save the complete page, you may have noticed a folder with the file’s name will be created, with all pictures and Java etc contained in it. For those of us that prefer to have everything neatly tucked into a single MHT file, browsers like Opera are needed.
But there is a Firefox extension called unMHT that will not only give you support for MHT archives, but actually make saving them a lot easier than in IE or Opera. While in the latter two browsers you have to choose MHT from the filetypes menu in the Save dialog box, in Firefox you’ll be able to do so from the File menu. OK, so in Opera it will stay the default filetype unless you change it, so you can just use the Save button in the toolbar, but there are times you just need the text, and after saving a HTML file you might forget to change it back to MHT when saving the next complete page.
So this menu option is actually really handy and less confusing, and a godsend for those who prefer to only use one browser, that being Firefox. And there is also another added benefit: you can save all open tabs as MHT files in one go!
So go here to install unMHT; it is currently available for Firefox versions 1.0 – 3.5.* (if your version is not supported, you’ll know as the Add to Firefox button will be disabled).
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