I believe we're on SharePoint Server 2013. I'm a user running Firefox 64-bit.
I'm looking for a one-click solution to opening a Word doc or PowerPoint in my desktop application, instead of right-clicking, clicking Edit, waiting for the web app to load, and clicking Edit in the PowerPoint Web App. I also want to make sure the Coauthoring feature is working.
When Open in the client application from Site Settings | Advanced is enabled, clicking a file will give me a prompt to open or download the file. Coauthoring does not work from these locally downloaded files. Clicking Edit will continue to open it in the browser web app, even if Open in client application is working.
I find the Office Web Apps are clunky and missing crucial features I need, so I want to use the Web App 0% of the time. This is driving me crazy because I feel like I used to have it work the way I want, but something changed and I always have to go through the web app.