Does anyone know how to avoid that a xmcd-file is displayed by the browser (as XML) rather than opened with Mathcad when clicked on in a browser window.
Its especially annyoing when I use the webinterface of a mailer instead of a dedicated program like Thunderbird or Outlook.
The effect is there in any browser but it seems not to be a Windows installation issue as the extension is correct registered in Windows with Mathcad and double clicking a xmcd-file works as expected in opening the file with Mathcad.
This behaviour is rather annoying as I am forced to save that file to disk and open it from there. Asking people to send files in xmcdz or even mcd format has proven not to work really good 😉
In FF under extra/options/applications I can see the entry "Mathcad-document (application/x-mathcad-xmcd)" but whatever I set the desired action to (ask, open with Mathcad,..) the reaction is the same - Firefox displays the file as XML as do Chrome, IE and Opera.
9 years later and we just came across this. I wish there was a better solution. It downloads in IE, but doesn't in Edge/Chrome.
Thank you for these other thread links, although I think they are for opening MathCAD files without MathCAD, whereas I actually have Mathcad installed but cannot download the files as standalone files. They keep opening in the browser as a text file like Werner originally posted. It is a strange problem as I haven't seen this with other file types before. Imagine downloading a word document and it opens in a browser as a gibberish text file. That is kind of like what is happening to these .xmcd files when using Modern Browsers such as Chrome/Edge.